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Egypt condemns 'in strongest terms' suicide bombing in Kabul

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Jan 2018
The Kabul terror suicide bombing, carried out by Taliban, comes exactly week after the same group stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people (Photo: AFP)

Egypt has condemned "in the strongest terms" a terror suicide bombing that killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday.

In an official statement on Sunday, Egypt’s foreign ministry offered its sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The ministry added that Egypt stands side by side with the people and government of Afghanistan in combating "brute terrorism".

“Such terror acts carried out by groups that claim an Islamic affiliation are far from moderate Islam and its tolerant principles,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said, stressing that the attempts by such groups to undermine security and stability will not be successful.

On Saturday, militants drove an ambulance laden with explosives towards a police checkpoint in a neighborhood that hosts several government offices and foreign embassies, killing at least 95 people and injuring 158 others.

The Taliban have said they carried out the attack, which is considered the deadliest in Kabul in several months.

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