Iran Raps Terror Attacks in France, Afghanistan, Egypt
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned recent deadly terrorist attacks in France, Afghanistan, and Egypt, which led to the killing and injuring of dozens of people.
In a statement released late on Saturday, Qassemi decried deadly terrorist attacks in the French city of Trebes, the city of Lashkargah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, and expressed sympathy with the bereaved families of victims.
“The geographical dispersion of the incidents shows that terrorism is a global scourge and has a global solution,” he said.
“The only way to uproot this global threat is to deal with the sources and main ideological, financial and promotional roots of terrorism,” the spokesman added.
At least four people were killed and 16 others wounded in a hostage-taking incident at a supermarket in Trebes in southern France on Friday.
The incident happened when a gunman claiming allegiance to the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terror group entered the supermarket at around 11.15 and shots were heard.
In another incident, at least 14 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a car bomb went off near a sports facility in Afghanistan’s Lashkargah. It happened close to a stadium where a wrestling match was taking place.
Also, an explosion in Alexandria in Egypt left at least two people dead and four wounded. The blast described by authorities as an assassination attempt occurred near the motorcade of a top security official.