FM strongly deplores Brussels attacks
Rescue workers treat victims outside the Maelbeek metro station after a blast, in Brussels, Belgium, in this image taken from a March 22, 2016 video - REUTERS

CAIRO: Egypt “strongly condemned” the series of terror attacks that targeted Brussels and claimed the lives of more than 15 persons and left at least 55 others injured Tuesday, stated Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid.

“Egypt’s position asserts that brutal terrorism does not differentiate between religion or race, and knows no boundaries,” he added.

Egypt offered its condolences and thoughts to Belgium’s people and government for their losses; Cairo called on the international community to unify efforts against terrorism.

“The time has come for the world to make a final stand to deal with the phenomenon of international terrorism that targets the security and stability of peoples around the world and seeks to undermine all human civilization,” the statement added.

“Egypt is confident that the Belgian government will do all it can to uncover the circumstances surrounding these unfortunate incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the statement continued.

Brussels Airport and metro station were targeted Tuesday by four explosions, killing more than 15people and injuring 55 others at least, AP reported Belgium’s transit authority spokesperson Guy Sablon. European states are on alert; France closed its border with Belgium while all flights to Brussels were canceled and metro movements were suspended.

None has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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