15 killed, 42 injured in blast at Coptic church in Egypt

Dubai, Apr 09: At least 15 people were killed and 42 others injured following a bombing near a church in Egypt’s Tanta, north of Cairo, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday.

Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s population of 85 million.

In December last year, 25 people were killed by a suicide bombing at Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral. The ISIS later claimed responsibility for the blast.

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