Two bombs explode at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday.
At least 31 people died and many others injured during Palm Sunday Mass in Egypt, the first blast which ripped through St George’s Church located in the city of Tanta in northern Egypt at 9:30 a.m.
After the first blast, another suicide bomber exploded himself hours later outside St. Mark’s Cathedral main Coptic Church in Alexandria, killing at least six people among them were three police — injuring dozens.
Isis claim responsibility for all attacks including attacks on Christian minorities which followed after the explosions.
These attacks occurred ahead of Pope Francis planned visit to Egypt, and also days before Easter celebrations.
The first explosion occurred in the pews near the front of the church, and most of the casualties are children.
It was also said by security officials that it has every reason to believe the explosion was caused by a planted device in the church.
Pope Francis also said in response to the bombings:
“We pray for the victims of the attack carried out today, this morning, in Cairo, in a Coptic church.”