SA joins chorus of condemning attack on Egyptian govt vehicle

Government has sent its condolences to the people of Egypt and families of the deceased.

FILE: The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack. Picture: AFP/ Mohamed El-Shahed.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has joined the international community in condemning an attack against a government minivan in Cairo, in which eight Egyptian policemen were killed.

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

Government has sent its condolences to the people of Egypt and families of the deceased.

South Africa says it's committed to the fight against terrorism and violent extremism on the continent.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said, "To this end, the South African government wishes to reiterate its condemnation of all forms of terrorism from which ever quarter that they emanates and we believe that the scourge of terrorism and violence must be defeated."