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Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó condemned Sunday’s bomb attacks at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka. Speaking to public current affairs channel M1, the minister said the attacks had “proven once again” that terrorists were deliberately targeting worshippers, and specifically Christians. “This time, the terrorists attacked believers during prayer service, which is an extremely ruthless act,” he said. Szijjártó expressed condolences to the families of the victims. Hungary’s foreign ministry opened an emergency phone line for any Hungarians who may have been affected by the attack, Szijjártó said. The ministry knows of seven Hungarian citizens who have registered for consular protection in Sri Lanka, none of whom were injured in the blasts, he added.

The foreign ministry also condemned the attacks. “Multiple blasts specifically targeted the Christian community’s Easter church celebrations,” the ministry said in a statement, calling the attacks “an indescribably heinous act”.