Muslim Terror Attack: Explosion at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral Kills at Least 25…

  • A bomb was lobbed over the wall at St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo while worshipers were praying…
  • The cathedral is the spiritual home of Egypt’s Orthodox Christian Church and its leader Pope Tawadros II…
  • It is the second suspected fatal  terrorist attack in Cairo since Friday afternoon when six police were killed…
  • Coptic Christians make up 10 per cent of Egypt’s population but are threatened by Islamic extremists…

A terrorist detonated a 12kg bomb inside a church targeting Cairo’s main Coptic Christian community killing 25 people, including six children, and wounded a further 49.

The bombing, which is the latest attack on Cairo’s Coptic community, saw a terrorist enter the church and blast the female’s side of the building.

Riots have since erupted outside the building as protesters have arrived, chanting for the resignation of Egypt’s interior minister and fighting with police.

Egypt’s official news agency confirmed the bomb attack was the second to take place in the capital over the weekend.

A device containing about 12 kg of the explosive TNT had denoted on the women’s side of the cathedral, the security sources said.

Emad Shoukry said: ‘As soon as the priest called us to prepare for prayer, the explosion happened.

‘The explosion shook the place… The dust covered the hall and I was looking for the door, although I couldn’t see anything… I managed to leave in the middle of screams and there were a lot of people thrown on the ground.’

Via: Daily Mail

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