Egypt condemns Mogadishu terror bombing

MENA , Saturday 28 Dec 2019

The foreign ministry and the country's Mufti issued statements denouncing the deadly terror attack and extended condolences to the government and Somali people

Foreign Ministry
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry (photo: Ahram)

Cairo has condemned a terror bombing at a Somali police checkpoint in Mogadishu, which left dozens dead and injured.

In a statement on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry voiced Egypt's rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism.

It also asserted solidarity with the sisterly African nation's efforts to preserve its peace and stability.

The ministry extended Egypt's condolences to the victims' families as well as the Somalian government and people, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

Earlier on Saturday, according to the Somalia's authorities, a truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 78 people including many students and at least 125 people were wounded.

Grand mufti decries terrorist bombing
Egypt's Mufti Dr Shawki Allam vehemently denounced on Saturday the bloody terrorist bombing in Mogadishu.

Allam stressed that the values of Islamic Sharia are totally against any form of aggression against any human being, highlighting the subversive role played by bloodthirsty terror groups to undermine state stability.

The grand mufti extended his heartfelt condolences to the victims' families as well as the Somali government and people, wishing all the wounded a speedy recovery.

No entity has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab group usually targets government officials and buildings in the African country.
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