The FDFA condemns the attack in Alexandria

Bern, Press release, 03.01.2011

The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) condemns the attack carried out on the night of New Year’s Eve in front of a Coptic church in Alexandria, in which at least 21 people lost their lives.

The FDFA condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack carried out early 1 January 2011 on a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt, in which more than 21 people were killed and well over one hundred were injured, some very seriously.

At the same time, the FDFA expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes the many people injured in the attack a rapid and full recovery. Such attacks have no justification whatsoever. Once again, innocent people have been murdered in the name of fanatical beliefs.  

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