Terror Attacks on Coptic Churches in Egypt

10 Apr 2017

On 09 April 2017, twin blasts occurred in Egypt targeting Coptic Christians with at least 49 confirmed dead. The first attack occurred inside St George’s Church in Tanta, where 27 people were killed and a further 78 were injured; a bomb had been planted under a seat in the main prayer hall. A suicide bomber subsequently blew himself up outside St Mark’s Church in Alexandria, killing 22. The attacker had been stopped by police while attempting to enter the church.

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