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Islamic State says Egypt church bombings carried out by militants with suicide vests -statement
April 9, 2017 / 6:12 PM / 5 months ago

Islamic State says Egypt church bombings carried out by militants with suicide vests -statement

The aftermath of an explosion that took place at a Coptic church on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Islamic State militants wearing suicide vests carried out the deadly church bombings in Egypt on Sunday that killed at least 44 people, the group said in a statement on Sunday that warned of future attacks.

The Alexandria bombing was carried out by an Islamic State militant it identified as Abu Al-Baraa Al-Masri, while the Tanta church bombing was carried out by an individual it named as Abu Ishaaq Al-Masri.

Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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