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France condemns Egypt church bombing

AP , Sunday 9 Apr 2017
French President Francois Hollande (Reuters)

French President Francois Hollande has expressed solidarity with Egypt following a deadly bombing at the Mar Girgis Cathedral in Tanta, Gharbiya, north of Cairo that left 26 people killed and 72 others injured.

In a written statement after Sunday's attack, Hollande says "one more time, Egypt is hit by terrorists who want to destroy its unity and its diversity."

He says France "mobilizes all its forces in association with the Egyptian authorities in the fight against terrorism," and offers condolences to the families of the victims.

The bomb ripped through a church in the town of Tanta that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

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