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Palm Sunday Bomb Explosions in Egypt Kills 37, Injures 95

Posted: 09 April, 2017 at 08:56 pm
Palm Sunday Bomb Explosions in Egypt Kills 37, Injures 95
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Two explosions at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday left at least 31 people dead and injured dozens of others, BBC is reporting.

Palm Sunday Bomb Explosions in Egypt Kills 37, Injures 95

According to the source,the first blast ripped through St. George's Church in northern Egypt in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, 50 miles north of Cairo, during a Mass about 9:30 a.m., according to an official from the Health Ministry.

Palm Sunday Bomb Explosions in Egypt Kills 37, Injures 95

Hours later, a suicide bomber set off another explosion outside the main Coptic church in Alexandria, St. Mark's Cathedral, killing at least six — including three police officers — and injuring 21 others, the Health Ministry said.

The deputy minister of health put the preliminary death toll at 25.

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