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Daesh Claims Responsibility for Church Attacks in Egypt's Tanta and Alexandria

© REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El GhanRelatives of victims react in front of a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017
Relatives of victims react in front of a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday. The attacks left dozens of people dead.

A general view is seen as Egyptians gather by a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017 - Sputnik International
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On Sunday, an explosion hit a church in Tanta and another one a police station in the same city.

Later, a suicide bomber exploded near the entrance of Saint Mark's church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. The blasts killed over 40 people.

The attacks took place on Palm Sunday, a Christian feast commemorating the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. There were lots of people in both churches.

On December 11, a strong blast hit the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in Cairo, killing 25 and wounding 49 people. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

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