The Independent Greeks (ANEL) party, the junior member of the ruling coalition, expressed its abhorrence on Friday over the terrorist attack at a mosque in North Sinai "in the strongest terms possible".

"Acts of terrorism aim at disturbing the sensitive balances in the region and at perpetuating the foul cycle of violence and blood," the party said through its spokeswoman Mantalena Papadopoulou, who also expressed solidarity with the Egyptian people and condolences to the victims' families.