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.