Explosion in Egyptian Cathedral Kills 25 People

Cairo, – An explosion near the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbassyia district that took place Sunday morning killed at least 25 people were reported killed and left another 31 injured, the Egyptian Health Ministry said today.

Egyptian official news agency MENA reported today that security forces are screening the area and have blocked the main roads surrounding the cathedral. Al Ahram portal meanwhile reported that the injured have been transferred to Dar El-Shefaa and Ain Shams University Hospital. A security source told MENA that the explosion was caused by a 12KG TNT bomb.

This is the third explosion that hits Egypt this week. On Friday, an explosion killed six policemen and injured three others in Giza’s Haram district and another occurred in Kafr El-Sheikh international road, killing one civilian and injuring three policemen.

Source: Qatar News Agency