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Explosion kills many near major Church in Cairo

Jean Daniel
11 Dec, 2016 In Foreign0 Comments , leave one
Explosion kills many near major Church in Cairo
A blast has occur near Cairo's main Coptic church has killed and injured a number of people, Egyptian security sources say. The cause of the blast was not immediately known. At least 20 people have been killed and 35 injured in an explosion near the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (above photo) in the Cairo district of Abassiya, the Egyptian Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Security officials rushed to the site of the blast and cordoned off the scene near the cathedral, which is the seat of Egypt's Coptic pope. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and the cause of the explosion was also unknown. On Friday, six policemen were killed and six others injured in two roadside bomb attacks, one in Cairo and one north of the capital.

Egypt has withness several attacks since the army ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

Churches belonging to the country's Christian minority have been targeted in several of the attacks.

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