Egypt condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan, Kenya, Somalia

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CAIRO, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) — Egypt condemned with “strongest terms” the recent deadly terrorist attacks on a police academy in Pakistan, a hotel in Kenya and African Union (AU) peacekeepers in Somalia, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry strongly condemned the attack carried out Tuesday by gunmen on a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, leaving about 60 students killed.

On the other hand, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid condemned Tuesday’s attack on a hotel in the northeastern town of Mandera in Kenya that left at least 12 people killed, expressing Egypt’s stance “in the face of the phenomenon of terrorism.”

Egypt also rejected Tuesday’s attack carried out by a Shabab movement’s suicide bomber on an AU military base of peacekeeping forces in the city of Beledweyne in central Somalia, whose number of casualties is still unknown.

Egypt has been suffering a rising wave of anti-government attacks since the military removed former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

A Sinai-based group loyal to the Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group claimed responsibility for most of the attacks in Egypt over the past few years.

“Egypt calls on the international community to intensify its efforts to combat this phenomenon that targets security and stability across the world,” said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

Source: Xinhua

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