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Egyptian MP blames government for Minya terrorist attack

Tuesday 30-05-2017 - 02:57 AM
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Cairo - Egypt’s Support Coalition’s Chairperson Mohamed Al Swedi criticized the government for the recent incident targeting the Egyptian Christians, saying that the government left the country open to terrorists. He added, “We are aware that we are living in a state of war so we should maintain our unity.”

He stressed the need for the president’s role, saying that he should bear his responsibilities and take strict measures against negligent officials, including security officials. He added that the government has raised the emergency state to include the entire country.

Masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 26 others as they were driving to a monastery, medical sources and eyewitnesses said.

The group was traveling in two buses and a small truck in Minya province, which is home to a sizeable Christian minority, the sources said. Earliest reports by the provincial governor Essam Al-Bedaiwy had said that 23 people had been killed and 25 wounded, yet 26 people killed was the final count.

On his hand, member of parliamentary, Omar Marwan said that all people realize the conspiracy waged against the country, saying that terrorists work to divide the Egyptian people. He stressed the need for keeping the unity of Egyptian people and to remain confident in the state institutions to confront terrorism during this current critical period.

He praised the legislation issued recently, saying that they will bear fruit in the near future, stressing his confidence that the authorities will soon arrest the criminals who committed this crime.

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