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Obama condemns Egypt, Nigeria bombings
| Updated at: 0310 PST, Sunday, January 02, 2011|
HONOLULU: President Barack Obama on Saturday denounced separate "outrageous" bombing attacks in Egypt and Nigeria.
"I strongly condemn the separate and outrageous terrorist bombing attacks in Egypt and Nigeria," said Obama, who was visiting Hawaii.
"The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities.
"The perpetrators of this attack were clearly targeting Christian worshipers, and have no respect for human life and dignity. They must be brought to justice for this barbaric and heinous act," Obama stressed.
He said the bombing in Abuja, Nigeria, targeted "innocent civilians who were simply gathering -- like so many people around the world -- to celebrate the beginning of a New Year."
"The United States extends its deepest condolences to the families of those killed and to the wounded in both of these attacks, and we stand with the Nigerian and Egyptian people at this difficult time," Obama added.