Israel condemns Egypt church attack

| Updated: Apr 09, 2017 22:03 IST

Jerusalem [Israel], Apr. 9 (ANI): Israel has condemned the bomb attack near a church in Egypt's Tanta, north of Cairo, on Sunday in which at least 15 people were killed and 42 others injured. Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the terrorist attack in Cairo was a reminder that Egypt is also under attack by terrorists, local media reports said. "Alongside the sadness and the mourning, we must unite forces with an iron fist against the Axis of Evil and terrorism," she said. Asserting that Israel is a partner in the fight against terror wherever it hits, Tzipi said Jerusalem would extend a hand in order to wipe it out. The Cairo 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 targetted 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)