It was with deep sorrow that Hungary learnt about the terrorist attack committed today against a Christian church, claiming the lives of 9 people.
We (Hungarian people)) condemn in the strongest terms all forms of violence against religious communities, particularly committed in the form of terrorism.
“We offer our deepest sympathy to the victims’ relatives, and we wish the injured a quick recovery. We are confident that the perpetrators of this barbaric terrorist attack will not be able to break the unity of the Egyptian nation.”
Hungary assures its overwhelming support to the Egyptian security forces’ efforts to fight terrorism.
As The New York Times said, at least one gunman was killed by the police. “the attacker did not manage to get in,” church spokesman Mr. Haliem said of the gunman. The praying men were attacked as they were leaving the church, he said, and at least 8 were killed, along with one police officer. 8 more worshipers and a police officer were wounded.
“The church was full,” Mr. Haliem said. “They were attending Mass.”
Also we wrote on November, President János Áder sent a telegram of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over a recent terrorist attack in Egypt, which claimed over 200 lives.
Photo: MTI/EPA/Mohamed Hoszam
Source: kormany.hu/The New York Times