Pak condemns terrorist attack on Church in Egypt

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 02:46 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr. 9 (ANI): Pakistan has condemned the terrorist attack on Coptic Church in Egypt's Tanta, north of Cairo in which at least 26 people were killed. "Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Coptic Church, Egypt that resulted in loss of 21 precious lives & scores of injuries," Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria tweeted. Meanwhile, an another explosion occurred in front of St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria killing at least eleven persons. The attack comes just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit Egypt. The attack is the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up around 10 percent of the population of 92 million and has been repeatedly targeted by the Islamic extremists. In December last year, 25 people were killed by a suicide bombing at Cairo's main Coptic cathedral. The ISIS later claimed responsibility for the blast. (ANI)