Italian President condemns Cairo Consulate Attack

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella condemned Saturday the attack on his country’s consulate in the Egyptian capital, where one person was killed and about a dozen were wounded.

This cowardly attack confirms the seriousness of the threat that terrorism represents. We support Egypt and any other country subjected to destabilization attempts, the statesman said.

He also urged the European Union and the entire international community to take effective measures against such a kind of events.

This morning, the explosion of a car bomb destroyed a large part of the Italian consulate in Cairo and the surrounding buildings.

According to an official report, most of the injured were civilians, including a woman and her three young children.

Local media reported that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi got in contact with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and expressed his country’s willingness to participate in joint efforts against terrorism.

Egyptian media reported that it might be the work of Islamist armed groups opposed to the Egyptian president, whom they accuse of overthrowing President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Source: Prensa Latina