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At least 13 dead in Egypt church bombing: state media

At least 13 dead in Egypt church bombing: state media


At least 13 people were killed Sunday when bomb blast went off in the vicinity of a church in the Egyptian city of Tanta north of Cairo, state media said.

Some 40 people were also wounded in the blast, which struck as Egypt's Coptic Christian community marked Palm Sunday, the reports said.

A medical official at a hospital in Tanta confirmed to AFP that at least 13 people were killed.

The blast struck at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Cairo, just before 10:00 am local time (0800 GMT), state television reported.