Bombing of Coptic Church in Egypt condemned

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Cairo, Egypt. File Photo: UN-HABITAT

A terrorist attack at the St. Peter’s Church attached to St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has been condemned by the UN Security Council.

At least 25 people were killed and more than 49 injured in Sunday’s attack.

Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for the attack, media reports say.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Members of the Security Council have called for those responsible for the terrorist attack against Egypt’s Christian minority to be held accountable.

They underscored the need to bring perpetrators and sponsors of the reprehensible acts to justice. 

In a separate incident, six Egyptian policemen were killed and a number of civilians injured in an explosion in Giza town.

Council members expressed their sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government of Egypt, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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