Egypt Church Bombings – Ethiopia expresses condolences

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Ethiopia expresses condolences for victims of Egypt Coptic church attacks

Addis Ababa, April 10, 2017 (FBC) –The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia expressed its condolences for families of victims of the twin blasts which targeted two Coptic churches in Egypt.

At least 44 people were killed in the attack.

In a message he sent to his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs condemned the attacks.

According to EBC, the Minister also wished the people and government of Egypt as well as families of the victim consolation.

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency today folloing the attacks.

The attacks coincided with one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian Church in Egypt. While most Copts live in Egypt, the Church has about a million members outside the country.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat

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