Egypt has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist bombing that took place on Sunday in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in north-western Pakistan, killing and injuring several people.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt reiterated on Monday its firm stance towards categorically rejecting all forms of violence, stressing its full solidarity with Pakistan in the face of extremism and terrorism.
The Government and the people of Egypt expressed their sincere condolences and sincere sympathy to the Government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on this painful injury and to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to all the injured.
The death toll from Sunday’s suicide bombing at a political rally in Bajaur Agency has risen to 54, while two seriously injured people died in hospital, Pakistani police said Monday.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing, which also wounded nearly 200 people.
Police said their initial investigation indicated that ISIS’s regional branch may have been behind the attack. The ISIS regional branch is based in neighboring Khorasan Province, Afghanistan and is a rival to the Afghan Taliban.
Earlier on Monday funerals were held for the victims of a massive bomb attack on a pro-Taliban cleric, and the government vowed to track down those responsible.
The bombing came hours before the arrival of Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng in Islamabad, where he is scheduled to participate Monday in an event marking the tenth anniversary of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a major agreement in which Beijing has invested billions of dollars in Pakistan.