FILE -President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi- Press photo FILE -President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi- Press photo

Sisi extends condolences to families of Helwan church martyrs

Fri, Dec. 29, 2017
CAIRO – 29 December 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi offered condolences to the Egyptian families of the martyrs that were killed in a militant attack attempting to storm a church in Helwan city, southern Cairo on Friday. Sisi also wished a speedy recovery to all the injured.

Sisi is following closely the repercussions of the terrorist attack which left 10 civilians, including six Copts dead and injured at least five others. A policeman was also killed and another was injured while defeating the attacker.

Sisi ordered the state’s institutions to take all necessary actions regarding the families of the martyrs and the injured. He called to intensify the guarding and securing of the vital installations of the state.

The Egyptian president affirmed that these desperate terrorist attempts will not undermine the determination of Egyptians and their national unity, but it will increase their determination to continue the process of cleansing the country of terrorism and extremism.

He also hailed the heroic spirit and generous sacrifices made by the security forces during their response to the criminal terrorist attack and their success in thwarting terrorist attempts to blow up the Church.

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