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Egyptian PM, Leaders Condemn Deadly Attack on Christians

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A Coptic Christian Church in Egypt. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Washington Post – CAIRO — Egypt’s government and religious leaders on Monday condemned an attack outside a Coptic church in Cairo that killed four people, including an 8-year-old girl, the latest in a rising wave of assaults targeting the country’s Christian minority.

The prime minister pledged the Sunday night attack would “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Hazem el-Beblawi called it a “callous and criminal act,” and vowed perpetrators would be brought to justice.

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