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MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisis over the terrorist attack near Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral that has claimed numerous human lives, the Kremlin press service said on Sunday.
"I am shocked by the terrorist attack committed in Cairo. It is especially deplorable that there are women and children among those killed," Putin said in a telegram.
The Russian president stressed that this tragedy is yet another proof that joint resolute efforts are needed to uproot international terrorism which is sowing death and destruction and is seeking to undermine peace and accord between people of various religions. He reiterated Russia’s readiness to continue close cooperation with Egypt to counter this threat.
Putin conveyed the words of empathy and support to the families of those killed and wished soonest recovery to those injured.
A power blast rocked the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo on Sunday morning. According to latest reports, twenty-five people were killed and forty-nine were wounded.