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Palm Sunday: Church bombings in Egypt kill 37, wound dozens

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Palm Sunday: Church bombings in Egypt kill 37, wound dozens

Post  Lamplighter on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:16 pm

TANTA, Egypt (AP) — Bombs tore through two Egyptian churches in different cities as worshippers were marking Palm Sunday, killing at least 37 people and wounding around 100 in an assault claimed by the Islamic State group.

In the first, attack, a bomb exploded at Saint George church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, killing at least 26 people and wounding over 70, officials said. Later, an explosion hit Saint Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt, killing at least 11 people and wounding 35 just after Pope Tawadros II finished services. His aides later told local media that he had escaped unharmed.

IS claimed the attacks via its Aamaq news agency, after having recently warned that it would step up attacks on Egypt's Christians. The blasts came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world's most populous country.

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Turkey condemns Egypt bombings

CAIRO (AP) — Turkey has condemned Sunday's attacks on churches in Egypt. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin tweeted his condolences and said, "We strongly condemn the heinous terror attacks on churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday today."

Mehmet Gormez, the head of religious affairs in Turkey, "cursed" the attacks and said they are the shared problem of all humanity. "The immunity of a place of worship, no matter the religion it belongs to, cannot be violated and the bloodthirsty killing of innocent worshippers cannot ever be forgiven," Gormez said in an official statement.

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also published a statement denouncing the attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, which killed at least 26 people. "We convey our condolences to the bereaved families and the whole people of Egypt," the statement said before a second attack hit an Alexandria church, killing at least 11 people.

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Re: Palm Sunday: Church bombings in Egypt kill 37, wound dozens

Post  bb1 on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:27 pm

Barbarian sadists.

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