Iran condemns deadly blasts in Cairo

Iran condemns deadly blasts in Cairo

Marziyeh Afkham. (alalam.ir)

The explosion was against the oppressive and unfaithful security forces."
Tehran (ANTARA News/ISNA-OANA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned recent terrorist attacks in Cairo, aiming at undermining national unity, stability and security in the country.

Afkham also stressed Egyptians' national solidarity and unity to prohibit fight and plots in the country.

An al-Qaeda-inspired jihadist group claims it carried out the Friday deadly bombings that targeted Cairo police headquarters and a metro station.

"The explosion was against the oppressive and unfaithful security forces," the Ansar Beit al-Moqadas, a group based in the Sinai Peninsula, said on Twitter, Ahramonline reported.

A third bomb went off in the Egyptian capital Friday, hitting near a police station hours after a car bomb outside police headquarters killed four people an injured more than 50 civilians, an interior ministry official said.

The third explosion, near a police station in the west Cairo Talebiya district on the main road leading to the Giza pyramids, caused no fatalities, the police general said.

A second bomb had gone off near a metro station in the Dokki district, in the West of the capital city, killing one and wounding five police officers, a health ministry official said.
(Uu.H-AK)

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