Egypt condemns terrorist attack on Iran's Kerman

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Jan 2024

Egypt denounced on Thursday the terrorist attack in southern Iran's Kerman city, which left hundreds of civilians dead or injured.

Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs


In a tweet on X, Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid offered condolences to the Iranian government and people, wishing solace for the families of the victims.

Al-Azhar expressed on Thursday its strong condemnation of the terrorist attack, affirming its categorical rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism that target civilians.

The institution emphasised the necessity of working to find a global strategy to eliminate terrorism and achieve security and peace for societies.

Al-Azhar expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the Iranian people, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

At least 103 people were killed, and 141 wounded in Iran on Wednesday, as two bombs in quick succession struck a crowd commemorating slain general Qasem Soleimani on the anniversary of his killing.

The blasts struck near Saheb Al-Zaman Mosque in Kerman, Soleimani's southern hometown where he is buried, as supporters gathered to mark the fourth anniversary of his killing in a US drone strike just outside Baghdad airport.

The blasts came with tensions running high in the Middle East a day after Hamas number two Saleh Al-Aruri, an Iran ally, was killed in a drone attack on a Beirut southern suburb, which Lebanese officials blamed on Israel.

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