Egypt church blast death toll rises to 23

The death toll from a New Year's Day bombing outside a church has risen by two to 23, the official news agency MENA reported

Egypt church blast death toll rises to 23

The death toll from a New Year's Day bombing outside a church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria has risen by two to 23, the official news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

Dozens of people were wounded when a presumed suicide bomber detonated a device during a midnight service.

Billionaire Naguib Sawiris, chairman of one of Egypt's biggest listed companies Orascom Telecom, has offered 1 million Egyptian pounds ($172,500) for information on those behind the Jan. 1 attack, a state newspaper said on Tuesday.

The bombing sparked angry protests and some clashes with police in Alexandria and the capital Cairo by young Christians.

Reuters

 

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