Oman denounces Egypt attack

MUSCAT: The Sultanate has condemned the terrorist attack on Saint Mina Coptic church south of Cairo on Friday killing and injuring a number of innocent people. In a statement, the Sultanate expressed its deepest condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery. The Sultanate affirmed its solidarity with Egypt in confronting terrorism which aims to undermine its safety and stability. The IS group’s affiliate in Egypt has killed dozens of Christians in church bombings and shootings over the past year, and has threatened further attacks. Friday’s attack came ahead of Christmas for the Copts, who celebrate it on January 7.