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Blast at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral Kills 20

An explosion at Cairo's Coptic Orthodox cathedral complex Sunday kills at least 20 people and wounded 35 others. MENA, Egypt's official news agency, reports an assailant threw a bomb into a chapel at St. Mark's, in Cairo's Abbassia district.

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Scene after the explosion inside the “Botrosia” church in Abbassya in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2016.
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Scene after the explosion inside the “Botrosia” church in Abbassya in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 11, 2016.

Priests, nuns and some of copts, who were attending the mass, are looking inside the “Botrosia” church in the cathedral complex following the blast in Abbasssya in Cairo, Dec. 11, 2016.
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Priests, nuns and some of copts, who were attending the mass, are looking inside the “Botrosia” church in the cathedral complex following the blast in Abbasssya in Cairo, Dec. 11, 2016.

A botch of blood seen on the floor of the “Botrosia” Church inside the cathedral complex in Cairo, Dec. 11, 2016.
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A botch of blood seen on the floor of the “Botrosia” Church inside the cathedral complex in Cairo, Dec. 11, 2016.

Priests and curate check the attacked church “Botrosia” following a blast in Cairo, Dec. 11, 2016.
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Priests and curate check the attacked church “Botrosia” following a blast in Cairo, Dec. 11, 2016.

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