A press release concerning the terrorist attacks against the churches of Tanta and Alexandria
The Egyptian people, including the Egyptian council for foreign affairs, have been terribly horrified by the vicious bombings perpetrated by the terrorists in St.Georges Church in the city of Tanta and the St Marks Coptic Orthodox church of Alexandria, killing nearly 50 innocent martyrs and causing at least 100 injuries.
The council condemns these terrorist attacks with extreme feelings of sorrow and grief as it had previously condemned the terrorist bombing of Cairo’s St Marks Coptic Orthodox church in January, 2017. Further, the council expresses its utter condolences to the families of all the victims of such despicable terrorist attacks and wishes them patience and consolation as well as immediate recovery for the injured.
The council announces its support the decisions issued by the president on the 9th of April to deter terrorist attacks in Egypt. The decisions included the imposition of the state of emergency for 3 months, according to the provisions of the Egyptian constitution, in attempt to counter all those of who fund terrorist organizations or arrange for attacks and present them to justice.