Senior Correspondent bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-12-12 21:48:16 BdST
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali wrote to his counterpart Sameh Shoukry and expressed his “profound shock and deep sorrow” on behalf of Bangladesh, the foreign ministry said on Monday.
At least 24 people were killed in the series of attacks by the terrorists on security checkpoints, civilian installations, religious sites and historical relics on Sunday.
“We strongly condemn such heinous and mindless acts of violence and pray for the salvation of the departed souls,” Mahmood Ali wrote.
“We would especially reiterate that the cruel perpetration of violence on the Coptic Catholic Church at the advent of the Holy Christmas and killing of innocent people for their faith proves once again that the terrorists have no religion and ideology.”
He said Bangladesh firmly believes “that the government and the people of Egypt will bear with courage and strength at this hour of national ordeal and would be able to deal with this menace”.