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Cairo bombing: Cairo Coptic Christian complex hit

Cairo bombing: Cairo Coptic Christian complex hit

A bomb explosion in the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo has killed at least 25 people, officials say.Dozens of others were injured in the blast in a chapel adjoining St Mark’s cathedral during a Sunday service.

Many of the victims are thought to be women and children. Egypt’s Christian minority has often been targeted by Islamist militants. Christians gathered to show anger at the attack, the worst in years.

Egypt has seen a wave of attacks by militants since 2013 when the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, an elected leader who hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood, and launched a crackdown against Islamists. Some of Mr Morsi’s supporters blamed Christians for supporting the overthrow.(BBC,2016)


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