Two bomb blasts have hit Coptic churches in Egypt today, with the latest blast in front of a church in Alexandria, marking a day of carnage on Palm Sunday, the holiest day for the Coptic community.
The blast occurred hours after a bombing rocked a Coptic church in Tanta in Egypt’s Nile Delta, killing at least 30 people and injuring 70.
The Alexandria blast was a suicide bombing, state news reported. Egypt's Interior Ministry says the blast in Alexandria was caused by a suicide bomber who tried to storm the entrance before being stopped by police.
ISIS later claimed the attacks via its Aamaq news agency, after having recently warned it would step up attacks on Egypt’s Christians....