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Egypt condemned on Wednesday a recent terrorist attack that targeted an Algerian army barracks near its border with Mali and left one soldier dead.

In a statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry expressed Cairo’s solidarity with the Algerian people and government, extending condolences to the family of the deceased soldier.

Business24

The ministry also highlighted Egypt’s rejection of terrorism and extremism of all forms.

On Feb. 9, a bomb-laden car raced to a military barracks in the Algerian town of Timiaouine before exploding at the entrance, killing a soldier.

In 2019, the Algerian army killed 15 terrorists and arrested 25 others, while 44 surrendered to authorities.

The North African nation deployed tens of thousands of troops along the border with Mali and Libya to thwart intrusion of terrorists and arms. Enditem

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