ISIS Church Bombings Kill 47 in Egypt
Date Written: 09/04/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20640
Ditz details two recent ISIS attacks in Egypt targeting Christian churches and followers.
At least 47 people were killed today and 100 wounded as ISIS bombers attacked two Coptic churches in Egypt, attacking worshipers who came out for Palm Sunday services. ISIS accused the "infidel" Christians of empowering Western intervention against Muslims.
The first of the bombings took place in the town of Tanta, where 27 were killed and 78 wounded. Officials say they are as yet unsure if the attack was a suicide bombing, or if someone simply planted an explosive at the site and left before it went off. One witness claimed a suicide bomber detonated in the front pews, and ISIS confirmed the man had a suicide vest.