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Surveillance video shows church blast in Egypt

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 00:35

Surveillance video shows the moment a bomb exploded in a chapel adjoining St. Mark's Cathedral, Cairo's largest church and seat of the Coptic papacy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Video from a security camera outside Cairo's main Coptic cathedral shows the moment a blast hit during mass last Sunday (December 11). At least 25 people were killed and 49 wounded when a bomb exploded in a chapel adjoining St. Mark's Cathedral, Cairo's largest church and seat of the Coptic papacy, where security is normally tight. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday (December 12) a suicide bomber had carried out the attack, the deadliest on the Christian minority in years. Security sources said a bomb containing at least 26 pounds of TNT exploded on a side of the church normally used by women. The Interior Ministry has released a picture of the bomber it identified as Mahmoud Shafik Mohamed Mostafa, 22, whose nom de guerre was Abu Dajjana al-Kanani. It also released an image of what it said was the battered head of the dead bomber, who hailed from the town of Fayyoum south of Cairo. State news agency MENA reported that three of those arrested are also from Fayyoum while a fourth is from the Cairo suburb of Matariya. Both are areas typically associated with strong support for the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood says it is peaceful and several exiled Brotherhood officials condemned the bombing.

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Surveillance video shows church blast in Egypt

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 00:35