CAIRO: Egypt has condemned a Saturday suicide bomb attack at a Lebanese café that claimed the lives of at least seven people, said a Sunday statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The statement also sent Egypt’s condolences to the Lebanese government and People for the victims who were killed in the “sinful” explosion, and wished a fast recovery for the injured.
The double suicide attack took place Saturday in the predominantly Alawite district of Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli city in Lebanon. The blast is believed to be linked to the civil war in Syria, especially after the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in the Syrian civil war, claimed responsibility for it, according to Reuters.
Earlier this week, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as well as other high Egyptian officials strongly condemned a number of attacks hitting Paris that killed at least 17 people.
A mass anti-terror rally, called for by French President Francois Hollande, will take place Sunday in France with the participation of many world leaders, including Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry, to denounce the latest attacks in the French capital.