Powerful bomb blasts strike packed Coptic Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria, in an assault claimed by ISIL.At least 21 people have been killed in an explosion inside a church in the Egyptian Nile delta city of Tanta, local media reported, as state television said another blast killed 11 in front of a church in Alexandria.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) armed group on Sunday claimed responsibility for both attacks, in a statement via its Amaq website.
The first attack occurred in the Coptic church of Mar Girgis, also known as St George, which was packed with worshippers marking Palm Sunday, a Christian feast commemorating the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Egypt's state television reported that at least 69 people were wounded.
Several hours after the bombing in Tanta, another explosion hit in front of Saint Mark's church ...