EU, Belgium condemn attack in Cairo

The European Union (EU) condemned the “terrorist” bombing at Cairo’s Coptic cathedral during Sunday mass in which at least 25 people were killed.

“Sadly it is not the first terrorist attack in recent days, following two other bombings in different parts of the country,” said a spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.

“Our thoughts now are with the victims and their families. The EU expresses its condolences to the bereaved, and stands side by side with Egypt in the efforts to defeat terrorism in their country,” it added.

Meanwhile, Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders “strongly condemned the hateful attack “committed today in a Coptic church in Cairo.

In a statement he expressed his “shock by this attack on civilians, killed for their belief.”

Reynders added that he will be able to reconfirm his sympathy and support during his upcoming visit to Cairo for the meeting of the European Union and the Arab League.

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