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Egypt calls for international cooperation against terrorism

'[The international community] must take clear a stance, through full cooperation, to drain the sources of terrorism', presidency says after bomb blasts strike Cairo University

Ahram Online, Thursday 3 Apr 2014
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Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour (Photo: AP)
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The Egyptian presidency has called on the international community to take a "clear stance" against terrorism, hours after three bombs exploded at Cairo University.

"[The international community] must take clear a stance, through full cooperation, to drain the sources of terrorism," read the statement.

Three bombs exploded outside Cairo University on Wednesday. A fourth was defused.

The first two explosions killed a senior policeman and injured five officers.

"These dark forces are not targeting the guardians of the nation -- the army and the police – they are targeting Cairo University and its students," added the statement.

Universities across Egypt have been the stage for recurrent pro-Morsi demonstrations, which have often ended in clashes between protesting students and security forces.

At least a dozen students have been killed in clashes in and around campuses nationwide.

Violent demonstrations disrupted the first semester and mid-term examinations, and delayed the start of the second semester by three weeks.

Meanwhile, attacks targeting security personnel and installations have spiked since Morsi's ouster in July, with the interim authorities blaming the Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist allies for orchestrating the attacks. The group, which was declared a terrorist organisation by the interim authorities in December, has denied the accusations.

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Kareem, ALex
04-04-2014 01:33pm
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Breading Ground
Egypt with its over population became the fertile ground for extremists. Stop breading.
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FX Meaney
03-04-2014 04:16pm
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Stop the money flow to the terrorists
The money to pay for the bombs and the life support of the terrorists is not coming from a central bank anywhere. It's coming from Muslims. What is Saudi Arabia doing to stop the flow? What about the other Gulf States? Money can be better used to help build Egypt's economy and feed and educate its people.
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Adly Mourad, Port Said
03-04-2014 02:12pm
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False Claim
Islamists claim being religious and defender of values. Prove they are just criminals hiding under Islam. Egypt is ruled by Islamic law for hundred of years and we do not want those criminals to talk about Islam. I ask Azhar to expose those criminals.
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Kamal ALt, Zagazeeg
03-04-2014 01:47pm
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Birth Control
Egypt can support 30-40 millions. Over population is draining our resources and creating breading ground for extremists. We need to be serious about population explosion.
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Aladdin, Egypt
03-04-2014 01:42pm
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Work Strategy
The world and Arab nations should undermine ME terrorists claims and chance to spread. This can be done by controlling population explosion, reducing unemployment, improving religious and social educations, resolving ME Pals issue, ending remaining dictatorships,... We have backward attitude and need to catch up.
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Social Justice
06-04-2014 04:25am
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Democracy
Ending dictatorships would require ending dictatorship in Egypt and instituting real, competitive democracy.
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Zaman
03-04-2014 11:55am
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Full of nonsense
No value because egypt govt are not legale how illegale govt can do all these things .world bigest terrorist only egypt govt because govt killed thousand of protesters
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