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Sisi denounces Church blast, declares 3-day mourning across country

Sunday، 11 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi strongly denounced the terrorist attack on the Boutroseya Church on Sunday 11/12/2016 that left several Egyptian martyrs.

The President announced a three-day mourning across the country as of Sunday 11/12/2016.

A statement released by the Presidency said such terrorist act which targets the homeland and Christians and Muslims alike will only make Egypt stronger.

The president expressed deep condolences to the families of the martyrs and prayed to Allah to bless them with His mercy.

"The pain the Egyptians feel at this time will never go in vain but rather gives them more determination to track down the perpetrators and put to trial everyone involved in this criminal act and other terrorist acts against the country," the President said.

The blood that was spilled today on the anniversary of the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad and the victims of the terrorist act against policemen and all the heroic operations by the army and the police in Sinai are part of battles in the war of the great Egyptian people against terrorism which will never have any place in Egypt. The Egyptian people are capable of overcoming all crises moving ahead toward prosperity, justice and peace all over the homeland, the president added.

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