Egypt: Two blasts target churches, 36 killed

09 Apr 2017


Cairo, Apr 9: At least 36 people were killed as two blasts rocked two churches in Egypt on Sunday, media reports said.

The blasts targeted  Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday.


While, the first blast occurred close to St George's Coptic church in Tanta and left 25 people dead.


The second blast hit outside St Mark's Coptic church. It left 11 people killed, media reports said.


So-called Islamic State (IS) says it is behind the explosions. The group has targeted Coptic Christians in Egypt, BBC reported.


Egypt MFA Spokesman tweeted: "Terrorism hits Egypt again, this time on Palm Sunday. Another obnoxious but failed attempt against all Egyptians #united_on_PalmSunday."


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