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Malaysia condemns Cairo church bombing


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

 Egyptian security forces and officials inspect the scene of a bomb explosion at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church on Dec 11, 2016, in Cairo's Abbasiya neighbourhood.

Egyptian security forces and officials inspect the scene of a bomb explosion at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church on Dec 11, 2016, in Cairo's Abbasiya neighbourhood.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has condemned the Sunday bombing of the St Peter Church and St Paul of the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, which killed 25 people and injured 49 others.

 

“The Government of Malaysia expresses its deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt and to the families and victims affected by the attack,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement on Tuesday.

 

The Foreign Ministry will continue to monitor the situation through the Malaysian embassy in Cairo, which has confirmed that there are no reports of any Malaysian casualties so far. 


“The Ministry wishes to remind all Malaysian citizens residing and travelling to Egypt to be vigilant at all times,” the statement said, advising them to communicate with the Malaysian embassy in Cairo for any queries or assistance.

   

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