France condemns Cairo blasts, stresses support in fighting terrorism

CAIRO: The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned explosions that took place this morning in Cairo and caused one death, MENA reported Thursday.

In its condemnation, the French ministry said that France stressed its support for the Egyptian authorities and people in fighting terrorism. It also offered condolences to the family of the victims and shows solidarity with the injured.

During the early hours of Thursday, four bombs hit different districts in Cairo, including a restaurant, two headquarters of mobile operators and outside a police station. The attacks left one killed, some five injured and damages to facades nearby buildings.

Today’s attack came as part of the daily violence hitting public services across the country. There was no claim of responsibility for Thursday attacks.

On Feb. 16, Egypt signed a deal to buy 24 Rafale combat jets from France. The deal was signed a day after 21 Egyptian Copts were announced beheaded by ISIS branch in Libya in a broadcast video.

On the same day of the deal, Egypt launched airstrikes at ISIS targets in Libya’s Derna. Following the airstrike, both Egypt and France called on for the United Nations Security Council to meet over the security situation in Libya and take new measures to face up to the danger of IS group, according to Reuters.

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