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King condemns attack on Cairo church

By JT - Dec 30,2017 - Last updated at Dec 30,2017


AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday condemned a deadly terror attack that targeted a church in the south of Cairo in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, according to a Royal Court statement.

The King expressed his deepest sympathies and condolences to the president and the families of the victims, and wished the injured a speedy recovery. King Abdullah stressed Jordan’s solidarity with Egypt in the fight against terrorism.

The government also has expressed its condemnation of the terrorist act that resulted in the death of 11 civilians, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani denounced the terrorist acts that target innocent civilians; describing the attack against the church as a crime, since targeting places of worship is unacceptable under any circumstances.

Momani reiterated Jordan's stance against terror, calling for collective efforts to face the global threat. He stressed Jordan's solidarity with the Egyptian people and the government, expressing condolences to families of the victims and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

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