Church bombing north of Egypt's capital kills 26
A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 26 people and wounding 71 others, officials said.
The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up around 10 percent of the population and has been repeatedly targeted by Islamic extremists. It comes just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world's most populous country.
CBC TV showed footage from inside the Mar Girgis church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers. Regional Deputy Health Minister Mohammed Sharshar confirmed the toll.
Two killed in suicide bombing outside Alexandria church - Egypt state TV | Reuters
30 or so killed, near 100 injured.A suicide bomber killed at least two people and injured 21 in front of a church in Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday, state television said.
The blast occurred hours after a bombing rocked a Coptic church in Tanta in Egypt's Nile Delta, killing at least 25 people and injuring 60.
The Copts are the target of violence and discrimination since the 1970s and especially following the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak 2011. And more recently have been blamed for ousting of Mohamed Morsi ..
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Hopefully no more, but I fear their will be in the coming days, especially as it is the Christian Palm Sunday and then Holy week ..
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