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Egyptic Coptic Church Bombing of April 2017

Egyptic Coptic Church Bombing of April 2017

Scene outside the church

Scene outside the church

On April 9th, 2017, an explosion went off in a Coptic Church located in the Nile River delta city of Tanta. The explosion occurred as Coptic Christians were celebrating Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. [1]

Egypt has a 10% Christian minority and have been a target of Islamic terrorists since the military took over the country in 2013.

[1] In December, a suicide bombing claimed by the ISIS group killed 29 worshippers during Sunday mass in Cairo.

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Reports indicate the 21 people died and 38 people were wounded.

[undefined] Other sources say only 15 people died in total.

[undefined] The incident is currently being investigated.

No one has claimed responsibility yet.

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References

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Citation Linkbbc.comArticle about the incident
Apr 9, 2017, 9:42 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA victim
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThe aftermath
Apr 9, 2017, 9:48 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comA victim
Apr 9, 2017, 9:49 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPeople assisting a viticim
Apr 9, 2017, 9:49 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThe aftermath
Apr 9, 2017, 9:49 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comScene of the crime
Apr 9, 2017, 9:49 AM
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Citation Linkwww.9news.com.auArticle about what happened
Apr 9, 2017, 9:50 AM
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Citation Linkndtv.comMedia report of the incident
Apr 9, 2017, 9:59 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comScene outside the church
Apr 9, 2017, 9:59 AM