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4/9/17

Egypt - Terrorism Dozens Killed In Pair Of Bombings In Coptic Christian Churches In Egypt - by Bel Trew

At least 44 people were killed and more than 100 injured after suspected suicide bombings in two different Egyptian cities at Coptic Christian churches Sunday.

The interior ministry said one of the explosions was a bombing in Mar Gerges church in Tanta, a city in the north of Egypt in the Nile Delta, located between Cairo and Alexandria. The church was full at the time with worshippers observing Coptic Christian Palm Sunday.

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahed told Egyptian state television that at least 27 people were killed and 78 injured.

Just hours later and about 80 miles away in Alexandria, a second explosion outside the Mar Markas church killed 16 people and injured 41 others, Mujahed confirmed to state television.
NPR's Jane Arraf adds that the Coptic Pope was in the building, but unharmed by the attack.

Read more: Dozens Killed In Pair Of Bombings In Coptic Christian Churches In Egypt : The Two-Way : NPR

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