“Islamic state” has claimed responsibility for attacks on churches in Egypt

Terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the attack on a Church in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. On Sunday, April 9, according to Reuters.

As reported by WTVD-TV, citing the health Ministry of Egypt, the attack on St. Mark Cathedral in Alexandria killed 11 people, another 35 injured. In twante the number of victims of explosion near the Coptic Church of Mar-Girgis, according to the latest data, increased to 30.

At the same time, it is not the only explosions that occurred in Egypt on 9 April. In twante almost immediately after the incident at the Church was followed by an attack on a local police training centre. According to available information, there is one person died. In addition, after the attack at the entrance to the Cathedral of Alexandria, local media reported another explosion. RIA Novosti said that the device was detonated on Shuhada street.

In December last year in the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, an explosion occurred, which killed 22 people. Responsibility for the attack claimed by the group “Islamic state”. The militants promised “to continue the war against the apostates”.