Morocco Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terror Attack in Cairo

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Terror attack in Egypt. Photo Credit: Aly FAHIM / AFP

Rabat – The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation addressed a statement to the Egyptian government to condemn the “despicable” terror attack on Monday, August 5.

The ministry reiterated Morocco’s solidarity “with this sister country as well as its support to its fight against all forms of terrorism.”

The deadly terror attack killed at least 20 people and injured 47 others.

Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement on Monday that a car loaded with explosives collided with other vehicles, causing the explosion near Cairo’s cancer hospital.

Morocco, a leading country in counterterrorism, extended its sincere condolences to the victims’ families.

Al Jazeera reported that Egypt blames Hasm,  an Islamist militant group active in Egypt, for the attack. The movement, according to Al Jazeera, denied the accusations, emphasizing that it “seeks change through peaceful means only.”