Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Benghazi gunmen attack Coptic church

Libya on Sunday (March 3rd) condemned the recent attack on an Egyptian Coptic church in Benghazi that left two priests injured, Libya Herald reported. The government has "taken the necessary measures to secure the church and its occupants", the foreign ministry said.

The Thursday attack by armed gunmen was "contrary to the teachings of our Islamic faith and customs and as well as international covenants on human rights and fundamental freedoms and respect for the monotheistic religions", the ministry statement added.

In December, an explosion killed two Egyptian nationals and injured two others at the church of Mar Gerguis (Saint Georges) in Dafniya, near Misrata.


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