Gulf nations condemn church bombings in Egypt


Gulf nations condemn church bombings in Egypt
Saudi Arabia among other Gulf countries condemned today's attacks.

Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt have claimed 36 lives.

By Wam

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Published: Sun 9 Apr 2017, 7:14 PM

Last updated: Mon 10 Apr 2017, 12:01 PM

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's strong condemnation of the two bombings in Mar Gergis Church in the Egyptian city of Tanta and the vicinity of St Mark's Church in Alexandria, north of Egypt on Sunday, which resulted in many deaths and injured.
The source said, "These cowardly acts of terrorism are contrary to all religious principles, moral and humanitarian values," offering condolences to the families of the victims and Arab Republic of Egypt's government and people, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded."


An official source at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry expressed Kuwait's strong condemnation of the "terrorist" explosions that hit two churches in Egypt's Tanta and Alexandria on Sunday and left scores of people dead or wounded.
According to Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, the source "voiced Kuwait's absolute solidarity with Egypt in all measures it is taking to protect its security and stability, believing that Egypt is well aware of the criminal goals of such disgraceful acts, which undermine national unity and social fabric."
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The source also reiterated Kuwait's principled positions based on rejecting all forms and manifestations of violence and terrorism, and calling for more international efforts "to uproot this serious phenomenon."
It concluded by offering heartfelt condolences to the Egyptian leadership, government, people and victims' families and wished swift recovery for the injured.


The Sultanate of Oman condemned on Sunday the two terrorist attacks that hit Mar Girgis Church in Tanta City of Egypt and Saint Mark's Church in Al Raml Station in Alexandria, according to Oman News Agency.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the Foreign Ministry, the Sultanate of Oman expressed "its full solidarity with the government and people of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt against the two heinous incidents that targeted innocent victims during their worship anywhere and anytime."
The Sultanate of Oman extended its sincere condolences to the people of Egypt and the families of the bereaved, and wished speedy recovery for the injured.


The Kingdom of Bahrain has condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the St. George Church in Tanta, Egypt, on Sunday.
According to the Bahrain News Agency, BNA, the Kingdom's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, expressed solidarity with Egypt and support for all measures to deter terrorism to maintain security and stability.
The Foreign Minister emphasised that these criminal acts will never succeed in undermining the unity and steadfastness of Egyptian society, and reiterated Bahrain's firm position, which rejects violence, extremism and terrorism.
He called on the international community to strengthen cooperation efforts to root out this grave phenomenon, eradicate its causes, and drain its sources of funding.
The ministry expressed its condolences to Egypt's government and families and wished the victims a speedy recovery.

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