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No Foreign Citizens Among Victims of Terror Attacks in Egypt

© AFP 2021 / STRINGEREgyptians wheel away a body near a church in Alexandria after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017
Egyptians wheel away a body near a church in Alexandria after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017 - Sputnik International
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There are no foreign nationals among the victims of terror attacks in Tanta and Alexandria, according to a source in Egypt's Interior Ministry.

СAIRO (Sputnik) — There are no foreign citizens among casualties caused by terror attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt, a source in Egypt's Interior Ministry told Sputnik on Sunday.

"According to the information that we have received, there are no foreign nationals among the victims of terror attacks in Tanta and Alexandria," the source said.

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 source added that security measures across the country have been intensified following the attack, especially near diplomatic missions.

A powerful explosion which occurred on Sunday during worship at the church in Tanta, Gharbia province north of Cairo, injured from 50 to 70 people and killed at least 30 people. Following the attack, two blasts occurred at a church in Alexandria killing over ten people, including four policemen, and injuring more than 40 others.

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