The Church in the Egyptian city of Tanta on Sunday, April 9, explosion. According to TV channel Al Arabiya, killing at least 15 people, 42 were injured.
It is noted that the death toll could rise because of palm Sunday in the Church had a lot of people. At the same time, the portal NRT reports of the death of 21 people.
According to the newspaper, later on after the incident at a Church in Tanta was a second explosion. The attack was subjected to a police training centre. About victims information yet.
Responsibility for the attack on yourself has not yet took none of the groups.
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” (IG; banned in Russia). The militants promised “to continue the war against the apostates”.
Coptic Christians make up, according to various estimates, from 10 to 20 percent of Egypt’s population, that is approximately 6.5-13 million people. Most of them belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church, the smaller part — to the Coptic Catholic Church. Recently, the Copts are often the target of attacks by Islamic radicals.