Germany condemns Egypt church bombing

Germany condemns the bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt and calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says in a statement that “the aim of the perpetrators, to drive a wedge between people of different faiths living peacefully side-by-side, mustn’t be allowed to happen.”

He spoke after a bomb went off at a church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens. Another bomb went off hours shortly thereafter at a church in the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least 11 people and wounding 35.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both attacks.

— AP

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