The foreign Ministry called in Egypt the Russians to avoid crowded places
MOSCOW, 10 APR — RIA Novosti. Russian foreign Ministry urges Russians who are in Egypt to exercise caution and avoid visiting of places of a mass congestion of people, said in a statement on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Two explosions occurred on Sunday in the churches of Egypt within a few hours. The main Church in the Egyptian city of Tanta were killed, according to various estimates, from 28 to 31, about 80 were injured. Undermining was carried out by a suicide bomber, held in the Church during the service. Later, a second suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Church of Alexandria, which at that time was the Patriarch of the Coptic Church Theodore (Tawadros) II. Among those killed in the terrorist attack are 17 people, among them four police officers who stopped the bomber and would not let him in the Church, that has allowed to avoid large number of victims.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that the country introduced a state of emergency for a period of three months, the Cabinet approved the decision.
“Russian foreign Ministry urges Russians who are in Egypt to exercise caution and avoid visiting of places of a mass congestion of people where saved increased the terrorist threat”, — stated in the message.
The Russian foreign Ministry also stressed that “these cynical crimes committed in the midst of a Christian feast, once again demonstrated the cruelty and inhumanity of terrorism”.
“Their goal is clear — to intimidate civilians, to instill in their hearts a sense of fear and uncertainty, to sow inter-religious and sectarian strife. We confirm our principled position of decisive condemnation of any terrorist acts, and reaffirm support to the efforts of the Egyptian authorities decisive action in the uncompromising fight against terrorism”, — stated in the message.