|Iran strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack in Egypt||
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in Egypt and expressed condolences to the bereaved families and the wounded.
She advised the Egyptian nation and leaders to maintain their national unity and take measures to prevent the Israeli regime from sowing discord among the people.
“Undoubtedly, the Zionist regime (of Israel) would benefit from undermining and destabilizing the Egyptian civil society,” Afkham added.
A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at a police compound in Egypt's Nile Delta on Tuesday, killing 15 people, the interior ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks since the army ousted President Mohamed Morsi in July, Reuters reported.
At least 12 policemen were among those killed in the overnight blast in the city of Mansoura, north of Cairo, and about 140 people were wounded, security officials said.
The presidency said such attacks “only increase the state’s determination to uproot terrorism”. Police “combat units” would deploy across the country with orders to use live ammunition, state TV reported.
Egypt has endured the bloodiest internal strife in its modern history since the army removed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected leader, on July 3.
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