World leaders condemn deadly explosions in Egypt

Monday, April 24, 2006

Location of Dahab, w:Egypt

U.S. president

President Bush condemned the deadly explosions in the Egyptian resort city of Dahab Monday and pledged to bring terrorists to justice. He commented at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino where he was speaking to raise money for Republican Rep. Jon Porter. "I strongly condemn the killings that took place, the innocent life lost in Egypt," Bush said. "This is a heinous act against innocent civilians."

"The United States sends our condolences to the families of those who were killed," Bush said. "We keep those were injured in our thoughts and prayers and I assure the enemy this — we will stay on the offense, we will not waver, we will not tire, we will bring you to justice for the sake of peace and humanity."

Egyptian president

President Hosni Mubarak, whose economy is heavily dependent on tourism, called the blasts a "a wicked terrorist attack."

The Egyptian government has said the militants who carried out the bombings were locals without international connections, but other security agencies have said they suspect al-Qaida.