JUST IN: 22 People feared Dead as Bomb Blast Hits A Church in Cairo

By Ikenga Chronicles December 11, 2016

JUST IN: 22 People feared Dead as Bomb Blast Hits A Church in Cairo

Panic gripped Egyptians on Sunday as an explosion erupted near Cairo’s Coptic cathedral killing 22 people.

The explosion happened at around 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT). At least 10 people have been injured and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Cairo’s security chief, Khalid Abdel Aal, arrived to inspect the scene. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

St Mark’s Cathedral is the headquarters of the country’s Orthodox Church, and the home of its leader, Pope Tawadros II.

Recall that on Saturday, six policemen were killed when a bomb exploded on a main road leading to the pyramids at Giz.

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