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Egypt condemns terrorist attack in Jordan's Karak

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Dec 2016
Sameh Shoukry
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)
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Egypt strongly denounced Sunday's attack in the Jordanian city of Karak which targeted security forces and killed at least nine people, the foreign ministry said.

In a statement late Sunday, the ministry said that Egypt expresses its "full solidarity" with the Jordanian people and stands by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the fight against terrorism.

"Egypt and Jordan, with our common cultural heritage and strong relations, are able to stand together as one in the face of extremism and terrorist groups," the statement read.

Gunmen attacked police forces at a crusader-era castle in the southern city of Karak Sunday, resulting in a shoot-out that killed at least nine people and injured at least 29 others.

A Canadian woman, three other civilians and five police officers were among those killed during the exchange of gunfire between the assailants and security forces.

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