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Greece condemns terror attack at Cairo church

Xinhua,December 30, 2017 Adjust font size:

ATHENS, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Greece condemned the terror gunman attack at a church in Cairo which resulted in ten deaths on Friday, expressing solidarity with the Egyptian people.

"We unequivocally condemn this heinous terror attack ... Those who orchestrated and carried it out did not even respect the sacredness of the festive Christmas season," the Greek Foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

"We extend our support and solidarity to families of the people of Egypt, the condolences of the Greek people and the Greek government to the Egyptian government and the families of the victims and we wish speedy recovery to the injured," said the statement.

At least ten people were killed in a shootout outside the Mar Mina church in the Cairo district of Helwan on Friday.

According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, one attacker was killed while the other fled the scene on a motorbike. Enditem