European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Statement by the spokesperson on the terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt

Today's terrorist bombing at Cairo's Coptic cathedral during Sunday mass has exacted a terrible toll of civilian deaths and injuries. Sadly it is not the first terrorist attack in recent days, following two other bombings in different parts of the country.

Our thoughts now are with the victims and their families. The EU expresses its condolences to the bereaved, and stands side by side with Egypt in the efforts to defeat terrorism in their country.