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Egypt strongly condemns Paris shooting

Xinhua, April 21, 2017 Adjust font size:

Egypt strongly condemned Paris' Champs Elysees attack that took place on Thursday leaving a policeman dead, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The statement stressed Egypt's stance to combat terrorist organizations firmly, and to put an end to the heinous operations that terrorize civilians, spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said.

Claimed by IS, the attack came three days before the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday.

A suspect has turned himself in to Belgian police, France's interior ministry said Friday.

Meanwhile, the most prestigious Sunni institution Al-Azhar condemned the attack on Friday, describing it as "sinful" and "un-Islamic."

"Al-Azhar affirms its categorical rejection of such terrorist acts that contradict Islamic teachings," it added in a statement. Endit