4 January 2011

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly New Year’s Eve Bombing of Church in Egypt


The following statement was issued on 2 January by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is appalled by the bomb attack that killed 21 people and wounded 70 others at the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on New Year’s Eve.

He strongly condemns this deplorable act of violence and supports efforts by the Egyptian authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

The Secretary-General conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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