Egypt: armed men attack Nile Delta Franciscan church

2 guards wounded, reports Coptic bishop

09 March, 15:32

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, MARCH 9 - The Coptic Catholic Church of Kafr El-Dawar, officiated by Franciscan monks, was attacked on Monday by armed men who used an explosive device against it and wounded two police guards. Bishop Adel Zaki OFM, Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria for the Catholics of the Latin rite, reported the news to Vatican news agency FIDES. ''According to preliminary reports,'' Zaki said, ''the armed assault was carried out at three in the morning. The injured policemen were taken to the city hospital. The episode is to be linked to other attacks carried out against different objectives, which in my opinion are designed to give the impression that Egypt is an insecure and destabilized country.

    Maybe one wants to send signals of this type in view of the International Conference of aid to Egypt, to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh next March 13.'' The city Kafr El-Dawar is in the Nile Delta region, Lower Egypt, about 20 kilometers from Alexandria. (ANSAmed).

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