The Australian Government condemns the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt in the strongest possible terms.

These brutal and appalling attacks took the lives of many innocent people during a day of religious worship, and followed a similar senseless bombing of an Egyptian Coptic church in December 2016.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and with the people of Egypt at this sad and difficult time. It is crucial that these attacks be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.

The Australian Embassy in Cairo is monitoring the situation closely and is in contact with Egyptian authorities to determine whether any Australians have been affected.

Australians concerned about the safety of family or friends who may have been affected should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Within Australia: 1300 555 135
Outside Australia: +61 2 6261 3305, SMS +61 421 269 080

Media enquiries

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