At least 25 people, mostly women and children, were killed, and 49 others injured in an explosion near St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral, a Cairo’s Coptic Christian Cathedral. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast – the deadliest attack on Egypt’s religious minority in years. ~ Reports in local media said the blast took place at around 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT), when an unknown attacker threw a bomb into a chapel close to the outer wall of St. Mark’s Cathedral. The blast reportedly injured dozens of others at St. Peter’s church, which lies adjacent to the cathedral. ~ Thousands of Egyptian Coptic protesters rallied in Cairo’s streets on Sunday, following an attack on the city’s main Cathedral on Saturday, where dozens worshippers were killed.


 

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