207 killed in bombings targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, condemned the treacherous terrorist attacks on civilians and peaceful worshipers in Sri Lanka
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, condemned the treacherous terrorist attacks on civilians and peaceful worshipers in Sri Lanka. That 207 people were killed and hundreds were taken to hospitals in bombings that rocked three churches and three hotels in Colombo yesterday, in conjunction with Easter celebrations, while Arab countries and leaders from around the world condemned the bombings.
In his account on Twitter, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in his Twitter account: "A terrorist who spreads fear among peaceful worshipers, a terrorist who wants to ignite a religious war between humans." His condolences to the Sri Lankan people, our condolences to the world , Our condolences to all those who work for tolerance, coexistence, acquaintance and rapprochement between human beings ».
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said in a tweet on his Twitter account: "The treacherous bombings that have claimed the lives of innocents in Sri Lanka are a new wave of terrorism affecting humanity and the world. "We condemn the cowardly acts that targeted innocent innocent people, our condolences to the leadership and the people of Sri Lanka, and our wish to heal the wounded. Today, the world needs to stand firm to root out this systematic terrorism." Sri Lanka yesterday witnessed terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo, where 207 people were killed.
"We can not confirm that they are suicide attacks," the spokesman said, adding that three people had been arrested.
The attacks, of which no one has claimed responsibility so far, are the most violent in the country since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
In a videotape of one of the churches targeted, many bodies appear, while the earth is covered with debris and blood stains. The explosion caused parts of the roof to collapse.
There were eight blasts on the island, an important destination for foreign tourists, six of them in the morning and two in the afternoon, killing 32 foreigners, including Britons, Chinese, Turks and Americans.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned "cowardly attacks" and called on the country to "unite." The Bishop of Colombo, for his part, called for punishing those responsible for the attacks "without mercy."
An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry expressed Saudi condemnation and condemnation of the series of terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka, stressing the necessity of "concerted international efforts to eliminate terrorism, which threatens security and stability in all parts of the world without exception."
For his part, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that the terrorist acts in Sri Lanka "do not target a specific country, but target all humanity."
"I offer my deepest condolences to the victims of these events, and we all have to stand in front of our historic responsibility for these acts that are devoid of all human meanings," Sissi said on Facebook.
"I do not imagine an individual who might target the safe on their feast day," said Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the sheikh of Al-Azhar. "These terrorists have contradicted their beliefs with all religions."
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry condemned "in the strongest terms" the series of bombings in the capital, Colombo and its suburbs.
"Our heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the Sri Lankan people, after the horrific terrorist bombings in churches and hotels, we are ready to help," said Donald Trump, president of the United States, on the bloody events in Sri Lanka.
Pope Francis expressed his sympathy for the Christian community that came under attack during prayers, in a speech to thousands who were listening to the Easter sermon in St. Peter's Square.
In a message of condolence to the Sri Lankan President, German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the bombings as "shocking," in a mockery of the people who gathered to celebrate the Easter holiday for "these deliberate and brutal attacks."
"The violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka is truly shocking," British Prime Minister Teresa Mai told Twitter. My deepest sympathy to all those who were affected during that difficult ordeal. "
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardiren condemned in a written statement "all terrorist acts," adding that "watching an attack in Sri Lanka when people are in churches and hotels is shocking."
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