South Korea issued a statement Monday voicing shock and outrage at the terrorist bombing of the bus and strongly condemned the act. The victims were all members of a church group from the central South Korean county of Jincheon, who were on a 12-day trip through Turkey, Egypt and Israel. Its nationals were warned to avoidr the Sinai region and the Gulf of Aqaba and take extra precautions in Egypt."We believe that terrorism can never be justified under any circumstances and such inhumane and unethical acts should be weeded out by all means," the foreign ministry said. UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon added his voice to the condemnation.