Family members and relatives carry the coffin of a victim of the deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 28, 2018. Egypt strongly condemned on Sunday the recent deadly suicide bombing against a checkpoint in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed at least 103 and wounded over 230, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah)
CAIRO, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Egypt strongly condemned on Sunday the recent deadly suicide bombing against a checkpoint in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed at least 103 and wounded over 230, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"Egypt denounced in the strongest terms the sinful terrorist attack perpetrated by the Taliban terrorist movement," said the Egyptian statement, expressing solidarity with the Afghan people and government "in the face of brutal terrorism."
The suicide bombing took place on Saturday outside Jamhoriat Hospital near several government offices and an old building of the Afghan Interior Ministry.
The attacker drove an ambulance to reach the area that was closed for public vehicles to carry out the terrorist operation, which was later claimed by Taliban.
The attack is the deadliest in the country in months and the fifth major in January alone. It followed a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul last week that killed 22 people.
Egypt also has been suffering a rising wave of terrorism that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, as well as civilians, since the military removal of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests.
Most of the terrorist attacks in Egypt were claimed by a Sinai-based militant group affiliated with the Islamic State regional group.