Egypt condemns London subway terror attack

Ahram Online , Friday 15 Sep 2017

Police, fire and ambulance crew attend to an incident at Parsons Green underground station in London, Britain, September 15, 2017 Reuters

Egypt has condemned an attempted terrorist attack on a London subway train that injured at least 22 people on Friday morning.

An “improvised explosive device” detonated on a train this morning, Scotland Yard have said, and 22 people are being treated in hospital with injuries from the incident, which police said was a terrorist incident.

None of the injured are suspected to have sustained serious injuries, according to the ambulance service.

In an official statement, Egypt’s foreign ministry stressed "Egypt’s full solidarity with the government and people of Britain in combating terrorism and its wishes for a speedy recovery of those injured.

"Such an incident reiterates the necessity of bringing together international efforts to eliminate terrorism," the statement added. 

Egypt cited the importance of dealing with terrorism with a comprehensive vision, to ensure that terrorist organisations are besieged in terms of intellectual, monetary, and organisational aspects.


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