Egypt 'fully supports' Iraqi government after Baghdad's Karada and Shaab attacks

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Jul 2016

The attacks killed almost 90 people and injured over 210

Mourners in Najaf
Mourners pray near the coffins of their relatives, who were killed in a suicide vehicle bomb in Karada area in Baghdad, during the funeral in Najaf (Photo: Reuters)

The Egyptian foreign ministry strongly condemned early Sunday's terror attacks  in the Karada and Shaab areas of Baghdad that killed almost 90 people and injured over 210.

"The foreign ministry spokesman assured that Egypt stands by and fully supports the Iraqi government in the fight against terrorism which targets its security and stability," a ministry statement read, noting that Egypt sends its condolences to the Iraqi people and government.

The spokesman also reiterated Egypt's stance that "terrorism contradicts all humanitarian principles and that the end of the phenomenon relies on international solidarity to crack down on financing and militant ideology."

The ISIS militant group claimed Karada's attack in a statement posted online, AFP reported.

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