Egypt condemned the terrorist attack that hit Mosul city, western Iraq, and killed five civilians, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
The statement asserted that Egypt’s government and people stand by the Iraqi government and people to preserve the country’s security and stability.
Cairo also reiterated its call for action to confront all forms of terrorism and extremism via drying funding resources for terror groups.
A bomb-laden vehicle exploded in a neighbourhood of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, leaving five people killed and eight others injured, Iraqi security forces said in a statement.
In 2014, Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi proclaimed a “caliphate” encompassing parts of Iraq and Syria from Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri. IS has been in control of the city until October 2016, when Iraqi and international coalition forces launched an operation to recapture the urban centre spanning the Tigris river.