– Egypt: three days of mourning declared after 25 people killed in Cairo bomb
No one has claimed responsibility for attack on cathedral chapel, which used 12 kilos of TNT, according to state media
Egypt has declared three days of mourning on Sunday after a bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49.
Egypt’s state-run news agency Mena reported that 12 kilograms of TNT explosives were used in the attack. The majority of those killed were women and children.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi encouraged Muslims and Coptic Christians to band together “to emerge victorious in the war against terrorism, which is the battle of all Egyptians”. He stressed that the government would be harsh in its response to the attack, one of the deadliest carried out against the religious minority in recent years.
H/t reader kevin a.
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