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Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights & Development: Condemns terrorist attack on mosque in Western Niger

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23 August 2021

 

 

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The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development on Tuesday condemned the armed terrorist attack on worshippers at the Tim village mosque in Tillaberi district in western Niger, which killed 19 people and injured two others.  The Alliance reported that the attack was carried out by gunmen who arrived in the village on foot, targeting civilian residents during evening prayers.

The Alliance stressed that targeting houses of worship and killing innocent people is a sinful criminal act, contrary to the teachings of religions, which called for the protection, respect and defence of places of worship.

The Alliance calls on the United Nations to make an urgent and concerted efforts along with the international community to strengthen security arrangements to support the countries of the region in order to address the challenges to security and peace related to the humanitarian situation in the African Sahel region. The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development expresses its solidarity with the Republic of Niger in its efforts to eliminate and counter terrorism, stressing its position against all forms of extremism and terrorism, and stressing the need to strengthen regional and international efforts to fight terrorism

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