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Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Islamic State claims deadly Cairo church bombing that killed 25
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From Agence France Presse via the Telegraph

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people, in a statement circulated on social media on Tuesday.

Isil identified the suicide bomber who carried out Sunday's attack by the pseudonym Abu Abdallah al-Masri.

The bomber "got in between the crowd" and detonated his explosive belt, the jihadist group said in the statement.

The group said it would continue attacks against "every infidel and apostate in Egypt, and everywhere".

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi named the suicide bomber as Mahmoud Shafik Mohamed Mostafa, 22, during a funeral for the victims on Monday...The interior ministry said late on Monday that Mostafa had been identified by DNA tests from body parts which matched that of his family.

The authorities have arrested four suspects, including a woman, 

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Posted on 12/13/2016 4:02 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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