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Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement that the attack yesterday night was a "callous and criminal act."



Cairo: Egypt`s interim prime minister today condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that killed three people, including an 8-year-old girl, pledging police would do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement that the attack yesterday night was a "callous and criminal act."

He says such attacks will "not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation`s Muslims and Christians."
The attack took place in the Waraa neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital, when masked gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic church, killing a man, a woman and the child.

Since a popularly-backed military coup ousted the country`s Islamist president in July, there have been stepped-up attacks against Egypt`s Coptic Christians and their churches.

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