Explosions in Egypt: the death toll has risen to 40 media

At least 40 people were killed in two blasts in the churches of Coptic Christians in Egypt on palm Sunday, 9th April 2017. This is the BBC, reports RBC-Ukraine.

Provided that the first explosion took place in the Coptic Church of St. George in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta, 94 km North of Cairo. The explosion occurred inside the Church near the altar, killed 27 people. Some time later the second explosion took place. The device worked in the Church. Mark in Alexandria. They killed 13 members.

It is reported that the bomber blew himself up after police prevented him to enter the Church. Four policemen, among them one woman, were killed, according to the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country. According to local media, inside this Church was the Patriarch of the Coptic Christians has Tawadros II. Official sources said that he was not injured.

According to the Ministry of health of Egypt, at least 78 people injured in the blast in the city of Tanta, and 35 – the explosion in Alexandria. Power led the Egyptian security forces on alert because of the attacks, conducted a search for explosives that could lay nearby. We will remind, earlier the responsibility for the bombings in Egypt adopted the extremist grouping “Islamic state”.