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Bomb in an Egyptian church today

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You mean this one....

Egypt: more than 30 killed in twin bombings at Coptic churches

Palm Sunday attacks on Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria injure more than 100 people, with cause of blasts unknown

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A bomb has exploded in a Coptic church north of Cairo, killing at least 26 people and wounding 50 others, while a suicide bomber has killed at least six people and injured 66 in front of a church in Alexandria.

The head of the Coptic church had earlier celebrated Palm Sunday at the church in Alexandria.

The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks on Egypt’s Christian minority, who account for about 10% of the population and have been repeatedly targeted by Islamic extremists. The attacks on Palm Sunday worshippers comes weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit Egypt.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either blast and their causes remain unknown.

CBC TV showed footage from inside the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless bodies covered with papers.

Pope Francis condemned the attack on the Tanta church and expressed his “deep condolences to my brother, Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic church and all of the dear Egyptian nation”.

News of the bombings came as Francis was marking Palm Sunday in St Peter’s Square.

The pontiff asked God “to convert the hearts of those who spread terror, violence and death, and also the hearts of those who make and traffic in weapons”.

An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a church in Cairo in December that killed about 30 people, mostly women, as well as a string of killings in the restive Sinai peninsula that have led to hundreds of Christians fleeing to safer areas of the country.

A militant group called Liwa al-Thawra claimed responsibility for the bombing of a police training centre in Tanta on 1 April, which left 16 people injured.

The group, believed to be linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, has mainly targeted security forces and distanced itself from attacks on Christians.

Egypt has struggled to combat a wave of Islamic militancy since the 2013 military overthrow of the elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/09/egypt-coptic-church-bombing-death-toll-rises-tanta-cairo

 

 

... fucking hell :imsad: no matter who a terrorist strikes against, terrorists of any group, of any affiliation remain utterly disgusting fucking COWARDS assholes. Evil bastards.

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Horrible bloody carnage. It seems that ISIS claimed responsability for this terror attack. Egypt should work with the government of Syria to fight the terrorists.

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More cowardly evil attacks from disgusting terrorists.  How can anyone reason with suicide bombers who are just evil people who demand everyone follow their fundamentalist views.  They have no respect for human life, anyone else's views or freedom of choice and live back in the dark ages.  They make me sick to the core and my heart goes out to all in Egypt who have lost their lives and are also living in fear.  

I am sorry @spazz  that this is happening in your country. 

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Oh God this is so sad.  It's pure evil. I'm so sorry Spazz. I'm glad you are OK.  It's simply horrible. 

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And again! I am so sick of this...Horrible.

Sorry Spazz.

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Awful :sadface:

So saddened to read about this

RIP to all the victims

Stay watchful and safe Spazz

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Stay safe Spazz. I'm saddened that this evil has unleashed and killing the innocent. 

Just so sad. My heart goes out to Egypt who suffer. 

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This is so tragic 😕

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5 hours ago, spazz said:

@pjcowley yes it 

im so sad and crying 

Really sad too Spazz, it was not long ago that something similar unfolded in a church over there... Be safe man, be extra vigilant and if you can get the hell out of there.

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Another blast in Alexandria 😖😢

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4 hours ago, spazz said:

Another blast in Alexandria 😖😢

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So sad, terrifying and cowardly.  Innocent loving people losing their lives and having to live their lives in fear of terror attacks. It is just so evil and unfair.  These photos sum up the unfair devastation and obscene inhuman lack of any empathy that these cowardly terrorists share.  Heart breaking. 

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5 hours ago, spazz said:

Another blast in Alexandria 😖😢

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That's atrocious. Those evil bastards should be stopped.

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11 hours ago, spazz said:

Another blast in Alexandria 😖😢

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This breakes my heart and makes me so furious at the same time. These bastards are fucking evil and satanic....

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