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Bloody Palm Sunday Following An Explosion In Egypt

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More than 25 people have been killed, and 60 wounded in a blast which rippled through a Palm Sunday service at a Coptic Christian church in northern Egypt.

The explosive device at St. George Coptic church in Tanta was planted under a seat in the church, where it detonated in the main prayer hall.

Gruesome pictures taken inside the church show bloodied victims being helped by horrified bystanders among the rubble.

While state television footage showed a large number of people gathered around bodies covered with papers.

The official death toll is yet to be confirmed.

Ahmed Abu Zeid, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted: “Terrorism hits Egypt again, this time on Palm Sunday. Another obnoxious but failed attempt against all Egyptians.”

So far there’s no immediate claim of responsibility.

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