The headquarters of the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo. REUTERS
Egypt has condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Iraqi police personal at a checkpoint near Kirkuk in northern Iraq early Sunday, a statement by the foreign ministry said.
Thirteen policemen were killed in an attack by the Islamic State group, medical and security sources told AFP.
The Egyptian foreign ministry has extended condolences to the Iraqi government and people as well as to the victims' families, according to the statement.
The ministry has also wished a speedy recovery for those who injured in the attack.
The ministry has affirmed Egypt's "full solidarity" with Iraq in the measures it takes to protect its security and stability, and to eradicate the terrorism from all the country's lands.