21 November 2018 04:22 PM

Alexandria Terrorist Blast

Sunday، 25 March 2018 03:44 PM

- Interior Ministry announced on Saturday 24/3/2018  that a conscript were killed and another four was injured due to the explosion that took place in Rushdy district in Alexandria, which targeted the convoy of Alexandria security director.

- Health Ministry immediately announced after the incident the transfer of the death and injured with seven equipped ambulances to Moustafa Kamel Hospital.

- Prosecutor General counselor Nabil Sadek has entrusted the Supreme State Security Prosecution with starting investigations into the terrorist bombing which targeted the convoy of Alexandria security director and several people dead and wounded.

- Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar inspected the scene of the terrorist assault. He also met with top security officials in the city. The minister gave directives to work on uncovering the circumstances of the accident and its perpetrators. He offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

Local Reactions

- The Cabinet strongly condemned a terrorist attack that targeted the motorcade of Alexandria security chief in the Mediterranean city on Saturday 24/3/2018.

- Al Azhar strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the motorcade of Alexandria security chief in the Mediterranean city on Saturday 24/3/2018. In a statement, Al Azhar stressed that the assault is a criminal act as it aims at intimidating innocent people and spreading chaos.

- Minister of Awqaf Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa has condemned a terrorist attack that targeted the motorcade of Alexandria security chief in the Mediterranean city on Saturday. In a statement, the minister said that such acts will only boost our determination to uproot terrorism.

- Head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt Andrea Zaki condemned a terrorist attack that targeted the motorcade of Alexandria security chief in the Mediterranean city on Saturday. In a statement, Zaki said that such acts will never dissuade the country and its people from fighting terrorism especially as the presidential election was looming.

International Reactions

- The US Embassy in Cairo condemned the terrorist attack that targeted on Saturday the motorcade of Alexandria security chief in the Mediterranean city. "The U.S. reaffirms commitment to stand with Egypt in the battle against terrorism," the embassy said on its official Twitter account.

- Britain condemned Saturday's terrorist attack that targeted the motorcade of Alexandria security chief in the Mediterranean city. “The United Kingdom condemns the car bombing in Alexandria and stands by Egypt in the fight against terrorism,” UK ambassador to Egypt John Casson wrote in Twitter.

- In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that the UAE strongly condemns this cowardly and criminal act of terrorism aimed at undermining the security and stability of Egypt, adding the attack is contrary to all religious and humanitarian values and principles.

- Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah sent a cable to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressing condemnation of the terrorist blast that occurred in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The Emir denounced the terrorist operation that contradicts with all covenants and humanitarian values. He expressed support for Egypt regarding any measures it opts to take to safeguard its security and stability.

- The Bahraini Foreign Ministry issued a statement extending sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the injured a speedy recovery. It asserted Bahrain’s solidarity with Egypt, backing all the measures to restore security and stability throughout the country.

- Italy's Embassy in Cairo condemned the blast and offered condolences to the families of the victims. It asserted Rome's commitment to combating terrorism.

- The German Embassy in Cairo has condemned the blast and asserted that there is no justification for such acts of violence at any time or under any pretext. It expressed condolences to the families of the victims, wishing speedy recovery for the injured.

- Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent on Sunday 25/3/2018 a cable of condolences to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi over the victims of a terrorist blast in Alexandria. The monarch expressed his strong condemnation of such terrorist acts, stressing the Kingdom's firm solidarity with Egypt in its efforts to fight terrorism and maintain its security and stability.

- Oman strongly denounced the explosion that occurred in Rushdy district in Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday that killed and injured a number of people. and asserted solidarity with Egypt in fighting violence and terror and expressed deep condolences to the government, people and families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

- Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit condemned on Sunday the blast that took place in Roushdy neighborhood of Alexandria which killed and injured a number of persons. He also offered condolences to the Egyptian government and families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent on Sunday 25/3/2018 a cable to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expressing condemnation of the terrorist blast that occurred on Saturday in Alexandria.


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