ISIS has claimed responsibility for the gruesome church bombings in Egypt, which have left at least 36 people dead, and many more injured.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings, Reuters reports, citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group.
The terrorist organization said that an IS-affiliated group was responsible for the attacks in Tanta and Alexandria.
First, there was a huge blast in the Coptic church in Tanta, with at least 25 killed and another 78 wounded in the explosion, according to the country’s health ministry.
— مغرد (@tweet19985) April 9, 2017
The bomb was placed in the prayer hall. A second attack was mere hours later, leaving 11 dead and 40 injured at the Coptic Christian Cathedral, in Alexandria.
— Adel El-Adawy (@adeladawy) April 9, 2017
These attacks have been carried out on Palm Sunday, when Jesus was welcomed in Jerusalem. I do not think this is coincidence.