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Egypt condemns suicide bombing in Cameroon's Kolofata

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Jun 2017
MFA spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid
File Photo: Egypt foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid (Photo Courtesy of Spokesman Twitter account)
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Egypt condemned on Saturday the Friday suicide bombing in northern Cameroon at a camp housing refugees fleeing from Nigeria-based militant group Boko Haram, which killed at least nine people and injured 30.

Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, stressing Egypt’s solidarity with Cameroon in the fight against terrorism.

Abu Zeid called on the international community to intensify efforts to combat terrorism.

On Friday, two suicide bombers posing as refugees looking for food before the start of the daytime fast for Ramadan detonated explosives near the refugee camp in the town of Kolofata, around 10 km from the Nigerian border.

Over the past few years, Nigerian refugees have flooded across the border into Cameroon to escape the civil conflict in northern Nigeria between Boko Haram and government forces.

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