Egypt: several dead in second Coptic Church blast in Alexandria

Hours after Sunday’s church bombing in Egypt’s Nile Delta, came another blast in front of a Christian church in Alexandria.

Reports quoting the Health Ministry say 11 people have been killed and perhaps over 30 injured.

First reports from state television said at least two had died and over 20 injured in what it described as a suicide bombing outside St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

As with the earlier explosion in Tanta, which left at least 25 dead and dozens more injured, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Christians are marking Palm Sunday ahead of Easter.

They have suffered many attacks in Egypt since 2013 when the army deposed the former Islamist president Mohammad Mursi.