Egypt condemns Nigeria twin bomb blasts

Ahram Online , Saturday 29 Oct 2016

The attacks left at least nine dead and two dozen injured

Nigeria blasts
People clear debris after an explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Twin explosions from female suicide bombers suspected to be with Boko Haram killed nine people and injured more than 20 in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said (Photo: AP)

Egypt condemned on Saturday two suicide bombings in Nigeria that left at least nine people dead and 24 injured.

In an official statement, Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

Abu Zeid stressed Egypt’s support for the government and people of Nigeria in combating terrorism in the west African country.

On Saturday, Reuters reported that two suicide bombers killed a number of people in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the mark of Boko Haram militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in the northeast of the country. Boko Haram have been carrying out a deadly insurgency against security forces and civilians, now in its seventh year.


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