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Published:January 4th, 2011 14:13 EST

UN Chief Ban Condemns Church Bombing In Egypt

By SOP newswire3

3 January 2011 " Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the bomb attack that killed 21 people and wounded 70 others at the al-Qiddissin Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt, on New Year`s Eve.

He said he was appalled by the violence and expressed his support for efforts by the Egyptian authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

The Secretary-General conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt, " said a statement issued spokesman of the Secretary-General overnight.