Tanta – Horrifying footage captures the tragic moment a bomb is detonated during live broadcast at the St. George church in Egypt whilst churchgoers sing hymns at Palm Sunday service.
The bomb blast killed at least 22 people and wounded about 71 in the latest apparent attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.
“The explosion took place in the front rows, near the altar, during the mass,” General Tarek Atiya, the deputy to Egypt’s interior minister in charge of relations with the media, told AFP.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday’s blast.
Copts, who make up about one tenth of Egypt’s population of more than 92 million and who celebrate Easter next weekend, have been targeted by several attacks in recent months.