Islamic State claims Cairo cathedral bombing – group’s Amaq news agency

Damage from the explosion inside Cairo's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral is seen inside the cathedral in Cairo

From Reuters:

“Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing at Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral and threatened more attacks against Christians.

The militant group said in a statement that a suicide bomber whom it identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri had detonated his explosive belt inside the church.

“Every infidel and apostate in Egypt and everywhere should know that our war … continues,” the group said in the statement, published by its Amaq news agency.

The name it gave for the suicide bomber differed from that announced by Egyptian authorities on Monday – Mahmoud Shafik Mohammed Mostafa. It gave no explanation.

At least 25 people were killed in the attack and 49 wounded.”

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