Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) condemned on Tuesday the suicide bombing that took place late Monday near Al-Azhar Mosque in Al-Darb al-Ahmar neighbourhood، resulting in the death of a police officer، and two police sergeants، an official at Saudi Foreign Ministry stated، according to SPA news agency.
The kingdom reiterated its strong rejection to such sinful terrorist attacks، offering condolences to the victims' families، the government and the people of Egypt، wishing speedy recovery to the injured، The official added.
Noteworthy، The blast occurred after police surrounded the suspect following a chase، Egypt’s Interior Ministry said.
Security forces identified the attacker as Al Hasan Abdullah، 37، who resided in the old neighborhood.
The suspect was allegedly involved in an attack in Giza governate last Friday in which an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted near Al-Istiqamah Mosque، the ministry added.
Al-Azhar، the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Islamic world، condemned the attack in a statement early Tuesday.
It stressed that the security officials who were tracking the suspect prevented a larger attack from taking place.
Egypt’s Mufti's office also condemned the attack، noting that terrorist organizations are uncomfortable with the country’s "security and stability".
Both institutions wished God's mercy on those who died and offered condolences to their relatives.
Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek launched an investigation into the attack.