A blast at Cairo’s main Coptic Christian cathedral has killed at least 22 people, according to Egyptian state TV. Sunday’s blast at St Mark’s Cathedral in central Cairo wounded at least another 25 people, the report added.
St Mark’s Cathedral is the seat of Egypt’s Orthodox Christian church and is home to the office of its spiritual leader, Pope Tawadros II. A bomb was reportedly lobbed inside a chapel that is adjacent to the cathedral’s outer wall. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. On Friday, six policemen were killed in a bomb attack in Cairo claimed by an armed group known as the Hasm movement. Al Jazeera News