At least 15 dead after blast near church in Egyptian city 90km from Cairo – report

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Updated – 41 people killed and more than 21 injured!


At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion inside a church in Egypt’s Tanta, north of Cairo, AP reports, citing ministry of interior officials.

Reuters says that 42 people were wounded in the incident, which Al-Arabiya called a “bombing.”

However, there is no official information on what exactly caused the explosion.

A second blast occurred near a police training area in the same town, according to local Daily News Egypt.