New York (IINA) � UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council on Sunday condemned the bombings of two Coptic churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria, which killed at least 41 people and injured more than 100 others.
The secretary general hoped the perpetrators of this horrific terrorist act will be swiftly identified and brought to justice, his spokesperson said in a statement.
In a separate press statement, the Security Council called the bombings heinous and cowardly, and reaffirmed that terrorism is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
The explosions were also strongly condemned by the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), pointing out that the attacks took place during Palm Sunday celebrations when both churches were packed with worshippers aimed at ruining the unity and diversity that characterize the Egyptian society.
The UN chief, the Security Council and the UNAOC conveyed their sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Egyptian government and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured, according to separate statements.
The 15-member Council also stressed the need to bring everyone responsible for the attacks to justice and urged UN member states to cooperate with the government of Egypt and all other relevant authorities.
Source: International Islamic News Agency