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Egypt bombs kill dozens near tourist sites

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Blasts occur near cathedral in Cairo and near Pyramids
Two separate bombs have killed dozens close to tourist sites in different areas – in central Cairo and on a road leading to the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The deadliest hit worshippers inside St Peter’s Church in central Cairo, next to the city’s Coptic Christian cathedral St Mark’s, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 49 on Sunday morning.
Some reports say the bomb was thrown into the church, while other say it was planted inside the building.
Around 10% of Egypt’s population are Christians, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said the bombing was a terrorist act that has no place in Egypt.
Two days earlier, six people were killed in an explosion on a road leading to the popular tourist attraction the Great Pyramid of Giza, in a western suburb of Cairo. All of the dead appear to have been policemen and administrative officers, but four civilians were among those injured.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for either attack.
Al Jazeera / Express

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