The Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
Egypt affirmed on Thursday solidarity against all forms of terrorism, violence and extremism after two explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed dozens of civilians and US military personnel.
In a statement by the foreign ministry, Egypt expressed its “firm condemnation” of the two explosions.
“The Egyptian government and people extend sincere condolences to the families of the Afghan and American victims who [died] as a result of this brutal terrorism,” the statement said.
The ministry also expressed wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured, the statement added.
At least 60 Afghan civilians were killed and 143 others were injured in the explosions near the Kabul airport early today, AP cited an official as saying on condition of anonymity.
Also, 12 US service members have been killed and 15 injured in the twin blasts, US Central Command Commander Kenneth McKenzie said
McKenzie blamed Islamic State in Khorasan (ISIS-K), a local affiliate of Daesh, for the attacks, pledging action against the group’s elements.
The attacks, which targeted the evacuation operation of American and Afghan allies at the Kabul airport, come only days before the deadline set by US President Joe Biden for the US forces to withdraw from the country.