Dlamini-Zuma denounces Saudi terror attack
From ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – THE Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has called for improved international operation against terror amid escalating attacks in the continent and abroad.
Her sentiments follow the suicide bomb attacks in the Saudi Kingdom, where four security guards have been killed outside the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Islam’s second holiest site.
The attack was directed at worshippers at the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Dlamini-Zuma described it as an assault on Islam and innocent worshippers.
“This cowardly attack is further illustration of the seriousness of the threat of terrorism to humanity,” she said.
She reiterated the AU’s full solidarity with the Saudi Government and people.
Dlamini-Zuma reaffirmed the AU’s strong rejection of all acts of terrorism and violent extremism and reiterates the AU’s commitment to continue working with Saudi Arabia, and the international community, in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
In this regard, she called for enhanced global cooperation in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
A number of African countries are beset by terror waged by such sects as Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram.
– CAJ News
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