North Sinai attack reportedly kills two children

From Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

10 April 2019

CAIRO, 10 April 2019 – “UNICEF is deeply saddened by yesterday’s attack in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.

 

“A six-year-old boy was among those reportedly killed. UNICEF expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the attack.

 

“A 15-year-old boy was allegedly used to conduct this attack. He was also killed.

 

“The use of children in violence is a grave violation of children’s rights.

 

“All children in Egypt must be protected at all times and must never be targets of violence.”

 

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