Cairo, Apr 9 (PTI) An explosion ripped through a Coptic Christian church in Egypt’s Nile delta today, injuring at least 15 people.Also Read - Israel Finally Reopens For Vaccinated Tourists | Add These Places to Your Travel List
Sources said that the explosion took place inside the Mar Gerges Coptic Church in Tanta. Also Read - Cairo Archaeologists Discover Interior of Ancient Tomb at Egypt's Saqqara Necropolis
At least 15 people were injured, media reports said. Also Read - Man Waits For 6 Months After Swallowing Phone, Undergoes Surgery After Experiencing Pain
No official statement has been released.
The explosion comes as Egyptian Christians celebrate the Palm Sunday today.
Egypt’s Christian minority has often been targeted by Islamist militants. 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.
Palm Sunday falls on Sunday before the Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.
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