Egypt condemns Manhattan subway terror attack

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

Manhattan blast
Police stand along 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan near the site of a pipe bomb explosion on December 11, 2017 in New York City. Police said that Akayed Ullah, 27, a Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brooklyn, set off the pipe bomb, which was attached to his body, in an underground passageway linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal with the subway. (Photo: AFP)

Egypt has condemned a terrorist bomb attack on the New York metro on Monday that left three people injured.

The Egyptian foreign ministry issued a statement expressing Egypt’s solidarity with the government and people of the United States in the wake of the attack, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The ministry said that “such terror attacks and what they reflect in terms of extremist ideas and the degradation of human dignity are a blatant violation of laws and human principles."

Egypt reiterated the need for the international community to develop a comprehensive strategy to eliminate terrorism and extremism in order to boost global stability and security.

In Monday's early-morning attack, a man detonated a pipe-bomb in a subway station near Times Square on the island of Manhattan. At least three people were injured the blast, as well as a suspect, who was now in police custody.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the explosion “an attempted terrorist attack.”

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