Explosion hits Egypt church, injuries reported
By Maggie Michael for AP:
CAIRO – An Egyptian security official says an explosion went off in front of a Coptic church, injuring scores of Christian worshippers who were attending a New Year's Eve Mass.
The official says the number of casualties from the blast in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria was not yet clear. The explosion went off from a car parked in front of the Saints Church and a nearby mosque. Ambulances rushed to the area.
The official says that afterwards some Christian worshippers from the Mass clashed with police in anger over the blast. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press.
The plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt continues, to the indifference of the rest of the world. If only the Coptics could receive one-hundredth of the attention given to the "Palestinians".
Update: At least 9 dead by the latest figures.
Posted on 12/31/2010 6:20 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden