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World Africa 11 Dec 2016 Blast at church in C ...

Blast at church in Cairo kills 25

AP
Published Dec 11, 2016, 3:04 pm IST
Updated Dec 12, 2016, 2:47 am IST
It was the deadliest suspected attack on the country’s beleaguered Christian minority in recent memory.
Security forces secure the area outside St Mark Cathedral in central Cairo, following a bomb blast. (Photo: AP)
 Security forces secure the area outside St Mark Cathedral in central Cairo, following a bomb blast. (Photo: AP)

Cairo: A bombing in a Cairo church on Sunday near the headquarters of the Coptic pope killed at least 25 people, state media reported.

It was the deadliest suspected attack on the country’s beleaguered Christian minority in recent memory.

 

The explosion ripped through the church around 10:00 am (0800 GMT), Egyptian security officials said, shattering its windows.

State television cited a security official as saying a bomb made of TNT appeared to have been the cause of the explosion.

A crowd gathered outside the church chanting: “Tell the sheikh, tell the priest, Egyptians' blood is not cheap”.

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Location: Egypt, Kairo, Cairo




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