43 Killed and 119 Injured in Church Bomb Attacks in Egypt

Rescue workers help a victim of the attack in Alexandria.

Rescue workers help a victim of the attack in Alexandria, April 9, 2017.

ISIS claims responsibility for the bombings

EZ: At least 43 people died and 119 injured after two explosions at two Coptic churches in two cities of Egypt on Palm Sunday (April 9, 2017), one of the most important days on the Christian calendar. ISIS claimed responsibility for bombings.

The first explosion took place at the Coptic St. George's Church in the city of Tanta, located in the Nile Delta.

At least 27 people died and 78 people were injured in the attack in Coptic St. George’s Church.

The second attack took place at a Coptic church in Alexandria in northern Egypt detonated an explosive device and 16 people have been killed and 41 injured, according to Egyptian authorities.

Church bombing in Tanta, Egypt
Security personnel survey the scene of a bomb blast at St. George's Church in Tanta, Egypt, on Palm Sunday.

Church bombing in Tanta, Egypt
People gather in front of St. George's Church after the bombing.

Security personnel bag a cross as evidence, Church bombing in Tanta, Egypt
Security personnel bag a cross as evidence.

Women try to reach loved ones after the attack in Alexandria.
Women try to reach loved ones after the attack in Alexandria.

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