Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church condemns terror attack on North Sinai mosque

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Nov 2017

Tawadros II
Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church (Reuters)

The Coptic Orthodox Church has denounced a deadly attack by gunmen on a North Sinai mosque that killed at least 184 worshippers on Friday.

A Coptic Orthodox Church spokesperson said the Church condemned "the flagrant attack that targeted worshipers in Deir Al-Abd's Al-Rawda mosque."

"We pray to God that Egypt is preserved from such unprecedented brutal terrorism," the statement read, adding that it is voicing its solidarity with the nation and state bodies in their fight against terrorism.

On Friday, Egypt's state news agency reported that at least 184 worshippers had been killed in what is believed to be one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in recent years.

At least 125 worshippers were also injured in the attack, when improvised explosive devices were detonated and gunmen opened fired on worshippers after Friday prayers.

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