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article imageEgypts interim Prime Minister condemns church attack

By Paul Iddon     Oct 21, 2013 in Politics
Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has condemned a recent terrorist attack on a church in Cairo that left four people dead. He vows his forces will search for the perpetrators of that “callous and criminal act.”
BBC News reports that Mr. Beblawi has also said that the recent attack on the Coptic Church will “not succeed in sowing divisions” between Egypt's Muslim and Christian communities.
As The Independent summarized, the attack took place when masked gunmen dispensed gunfire on a wedding party that was vacating a Coptic Christian church in Egypt. Among the dead was an eight-year-old girl. The two masked men who opened fire quickly fled the scene on motorcycles.
Activists from the Coptic Church in Egypt have leveled accusations against Belawi's government saying it has failed to protect churches from coming under attack form such extremists.
Egypt's Christians have been targeted by extreme Islamist elements in recent months. These elements accuse them of colluding with the present government which overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood's president-elected Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
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