Powerful bomb blast in front of Coptic Church in Alexandria

Posted by Kendall Harmon

An explosive load packed into a car exploded in front of the Coptic Saints' Church in Egypt's sea port city Alexandria at about a half an hour after midnight, when New Year's Mass just ended and worshippers stepped outside, beginning to mingle into the crowd on the streets. The powerful blast, which Egyptian authorities later ascribed to a suicide bomber, killed at least 25 people and wounded some 80 more. Immediate condemnations of the bomb attack arrived from Al-Azhar's Muslim authorities in Cairo, but also from the Muslim Brotherhood and from the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, who denounced the death of innocent people during the blast and offered his condolences to the people and government of Egypt”.

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Posted January 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Intercessor wrote:

God bless the souls of the now departed who died because they love Jesus.

January 1, 8:37 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

Ah the “religion of peace” strikes again.  I feel badly for the families of those killed and wounded even as I rejoice for those who now wear the martyr’s crown.

January 1, 9:42 pm | [comment link]
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