Media: a suicide bomber in the Church of Tanta in Egypt used a belt with TNT

Media: a suicide bomber in the Church of Tanta in Egypt used a belt with TNT

CAIRO, 9 APR — news, Margarita Kislova. The suicide bomber undermined himself in the Church of Mar-Girgis in the city of Tanta in Egypt, used mounted on the body belt stuffed with TNT and nails, according to news portal “Youm7” with reference to the first data of the investigation.

According to available information, taken from the CCTV footage allowed investigators to see the moment when a suicide bomber entered the Church. Eyewitnesses said that the man was 30 years old, dressed in a brown jacket and black boots, walked to the first row of benches in the main hall of the Church, and immediately detonated the explosive device. It is also reported that the hall of the Church of Mar-Girgis area of about 600 square meters can accommodate more than 100 seats.

The Ministry of health in Egypt to date, confirmed the death of 27 people in the explosion in Tanta, another 78 were injured. Egyptian media, citing medical sources have reported 30 dead, according to them, several of the victims are in hospital in critical condition with burns and wounds.

Two explosions occurred on Sunday in the churches of Egypt within a few hours. The main Church in the Egyptian city of Tanta in the morning, an explosion occurred, killing about 30 people and dozens were injured. Later, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Church is the second largest city of Egypt was Alexandria, which at that time was the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II. Among those killed in the terrorist attack are 17 people (six Muslims and 11 Christians), including four police officers who gave their lives to stop a suicide bomber and did not let him into the Church, that has allowed to avoid large number of victims. In Alexandria injured 47 people.

Egypt declared three days of mourning. Everywhere strengthened security measures.