Egypt con­demns Jed­dah at­tack

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Egypt’s Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs con­demned on Sun­day the at­tack near the Royal Palace of Al-Salam, which led to the killing of two se­cu­rity men killed on Satur­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment from the min­istry, the Egyp­tian govern­ment of­fered its con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, and to the Saudi govern­ment. Egypt also said that it is co­or­di­nat­ing with Saudi Ara­bia to foil any plot of ter­ror­ism.

The se­cu­rity post, which was at­tacked be­longed to the Royal Se­cu­rity Forces.The gun­man was also killed in process, ac­cord­ing to Reuters, ad­ding that he was iden­ti­fied as Man­sour Al-Amri, a Saudi na­tional.

Ac­cord­ing to Ara­biya web­site, the mil­i­tant at­tacked the se­cu­rity point with au­to­matic ri­fles and bombs. In July 2016, sui­cide bombers co­or­di­nated in three sep­a­rate at­tacks to tar­get Mecca dur­ing the Mus­lim holy month of Ra­madan.At least four po­lice­men were killed.

Also in June 2016, a sui­cide bomber near the US Con­sulate in Jed­dah in­jured two guards.

Last Septem­ber, Egypt and Saudi Ara­bia started a joint mil­i­tary train­ing un­der the name of “Faisal ”, aim­ing to in­crease mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion against ter­ror­ism.

Egypt and Saudi Ara­bia co­or­di­nate in sev­eral mil­i­tary con­flicts. Be­gin­ning in March 2015, Saudi Ara­bia con­ducted air strikes within Ye­men, tar­get­ing ar­eas con­trolled by the Houthis, to re-es­tab­lish the “le­git­i­macy” of the govern­ment of Pres­i­dent Abd Rab­buh Man­sour Hadi, who is the Saudi-recog­nised ruler of Ye­men.

The se­cu­rity post which was at­tacked be­longed to the royal se­cu­rity forces

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