Egypt's foreign ministry and the country's top Islamic institution Al-Azhar have denounced a terror attack that targeted a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday.
Six people, including a priest, were killed by gunmen who stormed the church in the village of Dablo during a mass.
Egypt expressed its sincere condolences to the victims' families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The statement stressed that Egypt stands by the government and the people of Burkina Faso, denouncing cowardly acts that target innocent people and places of worship.
In a separate statement, Al-Azhar stressed its rejection of such crimes, saying that religions, which call for peace and love, cannot be taken as a justification for terrorism.
It offered its condolences to the Burkinabe people and government, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.