Church Bombings Kill 26 In Egypt

At least 26 have been killed, and a further 50 were injured, following an explosion inside a church in Egypt’s Nile Delta, whilst a second blast occurred outside a church in the city of Alexandria.

Some 26 people killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion inside a church in the Egyptian Nile delta city of Tanta on Sunday, Egypt’s state television reported.

A second blast happened outside a church in Alexandria, Egyptian media has reported.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility has been made for either explosion.

A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 in December, many of them women and children, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years.

Christians make up around 10 per cent of Egypt’s population and have repeatedly been targeted by Islamic extremists.

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