Russian president condemns Egyptian bombings

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday condemned the terrorist bombings in the Egyptian beach resort of Dahab that killed at least 24 people, including one Russian.

"It was with sorrow that I learned of the barbaric explosions of April 24 in the Egyptian town of Dahab, which caused deaths and suffering for numerous people of different nationalities," Putin said in a statement released by the Kremlin.

"I decisively condemn the terrorists attacks, which have not and cannot be justified. I reaffirm Russia's unchanging solidarity with Egypt in counteracting terrorism and our intention through coordinated efforts to repel this direct threat to the international community. "

A 30-year-old Russian man was killed in the blasts Monday, according to the Foreign Ministry, and a Russian woman who suffered light injuries was among the dozens wounded.

Egypt is a popular vacation destination for many Russians, reports the AP.

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