European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack against police forces in Egypt

Bruxelles, 21/10/2017 - 16:56, UNIQUE ID: 171021_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

More than 15 police officers and conscripts have been killed and injured in an exchange of gunfire between Islamist militants and Egyptian security forces in the Western Desert last night.

The European Union extends its deepest condolences to the families and relatives of those killed and injured. As we continue to follow developments on the ground, the EU reiterates that it stands with the Egyptian people and authorities in facing terrorism.