In Egypt, at least 25 people have been killed in what many are describing as a terrorist attack. On Palm Sunday, 2 churches for Coptic Christians were bombed with improvised explosive devices that left the churches destroyed and at least 25 dead with many injured. This is just the latest in a long line of the “Christian Genocide” in the area after the ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Similar attacks were committed in December. The Christian population of Egypt stands at 10% and many church leaders are saying that the Christian population will not last much longer under constant threat. It is thought that because of the bombs’ placement, that many of the victims were actually children.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The preliminary death toll counts nearly 25 after a likely improvised explosive device was set off during a Palm Sunday service near Cairo. Another attack in Alexandria killed at least 11, after a suicide bomber entered the church service.
Photos of the aftermath of the Cairo attack reveal chaos inside the church after the blast, and speculation that many of the victims were children because of the bomb’s placement. The blast also comes just a week before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country.