Publish dateSunday 9 April 2017 - 14:14
Story Code : 140613
Several killed as explosion rips through church in Egypt

Several people were killed after an explosion ripped through a church in northern Egypt, it has been reported.

Afghan Voice Agency(AVA), The incident took place in the city of Tanta north of Cairo targeting the St George Coptic church.

Preliminary reports indicate at least fifteen people have been killed in the explosion.

Egypt’s state television reported that at least 42 people were wounded in the blast.

The type of the explosion has not been ascertained so far and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

The militant groups often target the minority Christians in Egypt during the recent years.

At least twenty five people were killed and dozens more were wounded in a similar incident at during a service at Coptic cathedral in Cairo in December last year.

The attack was considered as one of the deadliest against the Christians and many women and children were also among those killed or wounded.

Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
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