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Egypt's Al-Azhar condemns London terrorist attack

Some 29 were injured, but none seriously, in the UK's fifth terrorist attack this year

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Sep 2017
Police officers walk with a dog within a cordon near where an incident happened, that police say they are investigating as a terrorist attack, at Parsons Green subway station in London, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour. (AP)
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Egypt's Al-Azhar – considered the world’s highest seat of Sunni Islamic learning – strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred on the London Underground Friday leaving a number of injuried, Al-Arabic Ahram website reported Saturday.

A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 29, but apparently failed to fully explode, in Britain's fifth major terrorism incident this year, according to AP.

Some suffered burns and others were injured in a stampede to escape the station, one of the above-ground stops on the underground network. Health officials said none were thought to be in a serious condition, AP said.

In its statement, Al-Azhar underlined the importance of international will to fight terrorist organisations and criminal outlooks.

Al-Azhar has expressed its solidarity with both the government and the people of Britain, wishing recovery to those who were injured in the attack.

The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the bomb attack.

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