Egypt condemns Liverpool terrorist attack

Shaimaa Raafat
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The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist incident that took place outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital in England.

Egypt affirmed its solidarity with the UK in confronting all forms of extremism, violence, and terrorism.

Egypt also reaffirmed its firm position regarding the necessity of combating these hateful phenomena and working to eradicate their roots and dry up their sources.

A 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen was killed on Sunday after his homemade bomb went off, according to BBC.

A video that went viral on social media showed a taxi that pulled up in front of a hospital in the British city and exploded in a ball of flames. It emerged on Monday that the driver’s quick actions may have prevented a more serious tragedy.

Al Swealmeen was the passenger and died in the blast. The driver was injured and transferred to hospital treatment. Al Swealmeen is believed to have manufactured and brought the bomb into the taxi.

Police said the motivation for the attack was unclear but it had been declared as a terrorist incident.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired an emergency meeting following the explosion. He described the attack as a “sickening attack”, saying it was a “stark reminder for all of us to remain vigilant”. He added “the British people will never be cowed by terrorism.”

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