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 Blast in Egyptian church: no Ukrainians suffered, - Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PHOTOS+VIDEO

A powerful blast rippled at a Coptic Christian church in the city of Tanta during celebration of Palm Sunday.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, no citizens of Ukraine reported among the victims of today's terrorist attack in the church in the Egyptian city of Tanta, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.

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"According to the information we have, it was a terrorist attack. There is no information about any foreigners among the victims. The city is located in the middle of Egypt, far from popular resorts. So we suggest there were no Ukrainians there," the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in Egypt Hennadii Latii said.

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A powerful blast rippled through a Palm Sunday service at a Coptic Christian church in the northern Egyptian city of Tanta, killing 21 people and wounding 50 others.

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Another terrorist attack reported in the city of Alexandria. At least 11 have been killed and 35 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack outside the Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

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Coptic Christians make up about 10% of Egypt's population of 91 million.


 
 
 
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