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Egypt condemns deadly church attack in Pakistan

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Egypt condemned on Sunday the suicide bombing attack against a Christian church in Pakistan that killed at least eight people and injured 44 others, reported.

"The Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Pakistani government and people against terrorism," the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, urging for collaborative international efforts to eradicate terrorism and extremism.

Four suicide bombers attacked on Sunday a densely-packed church in Pakistan's southwestern town of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan.

One of the terrorists was shot dead by the church guards before detonating his explosives vest, according to Pakistani authorities.

Local affiliates of the terror group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the Pakistani church attack.

IS has also claimed responsibility for most of the deadly terror attacks in Egypt over the past few years.

On Nov. 24, a terrorist attack at a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai killed at least 310 Muslim worshippers and wounded over 120 others, in the deadliest terror attack and the first against a Muslim mosque in Egypt's modern history.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the mosque attack, though a Sinai-based terror group loyal to IS was the main suspect.


Egypt condemns deadly church attack in Pakistan

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