UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" in Sinai, Egypt, that killed at least 18 policemen.
The members of the council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Egypt, and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured, said the Security Council in a press statement.
The council members underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and urged all UN member states to cooperate with the Egyptian government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.
They reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
Militants attacked a convoy near the town of el Arish in Sinai peninsula, killing at least 18 policemen and injuring several others. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group.