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21 killed in Egypt explosion

21 killed in Egypt explosion

India Blooms News Service | | 09 Apr 2017, 05:17 pm
Cairo, Apr 9 (IBNS): At least 21 people were killed as an explosion rocked close to Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian city of Tanta on Sunday, media reports said.

The blast targeted St George's Coptic church in the city.

Several people have been reportedly injured in the explosion.

The incident happened during Palm Sunday celebration.

The blasts appear to have been timed for maximum impact, as people gathered to mark Palm Sunday, BBC reported. 

According to media reports,a second blast has been reported from northern Egypt.

It also reportedly occurred close to a church.