ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt church bombings

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - ISIS has claimed responsibility for two church bombings in Egypt on Sunday that killed at least 36 people and injured more than 100.

A bomb exploded in a Coptic church north of Cairo, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 50 others, while a suicide bomber killed at least six people and injured 66 in front of a church in Alexandria.

“A group that belongs to ISIS carried out the two attacks on the churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria,” said Amaq, the group’s news agency.

The head of the Coptic church had earlier celebrated Palm Sunday at the church in Alexandria.

The bombings add to fears that extremists who have long been battling security forces in the Sinai Peninsula are shifting their focus to civilians.



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