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Saudi Arabia condemns bomb attack in Egypt’s Alexandria

Egyptian forensics check a destroyed vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in the northern port city of Alexandria, which hit a convoy of the city's security chief, on March 24, 2018. (AFP)

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's strong condemnation of the explosion in Rushdi, a neighborhood in Egypt's Alexandria city.

The source offered the Kingdom's condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt, wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded.

The source reaffirmed the Kingdom's solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt against terrorism and extremism.

An IED bomb exploded in the Rushdi neighborhood of Egypt’s second largest city of Alexandria on Saturday and targeted the convoy of the city’s security chief, leaving at least two police officer dead.

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior confirmed that the bomb targeted Maj. Mustafa al-Nimr, who is said to have not been present and therefore survived the attack.

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Last Update: Saturday, 24 March 2018 KSA 21:14 - GMT 18:14
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