On 9/11/2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks devastated the United States, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring thousands of others. 16 years later on the same date, another terrorist attack occurred in Egypt killing 18 police officers.
According to BBC News, Islamic State claimed responsibility for the horrible attack. The attackers reportedly threw a bomb near the town of el-Arish, then fired machine guns to kill those who had survived the bombing.
This terrorist attack may not be as “dramatic” as the original 9/11 attack, but the U.S. made it clear that we condemn all terrorism and stand together with other countries facing these tragedies. The U.S. Department of State issued a statement regarding the attack, which “strongly condemned” the actions of terrorists.
The full statement reads, “The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a security convoy in Egypt today that left at least 18 dead and others injured. We express our profound condolences to the families and friends of the victims and our wishes for a speedy recovery for those hurt in the attack. We will continue to stand with Egypt as it confronts the threat from terrorism.”
Please keep the victims’ families in your prayers and continue to pray for those affected by the 9/11 attack. Let us remember those who have lost their lives fighting for their country.
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