Suicide bomber fails in attempt to blow up Egyptian church

  • Saturday 11, August 2018 in 6:00 PM
Shrjah24 – dpa: A would-be suicide bomber was killed outside Cairo on Saturday after security forces prevented him from reaching a Coptic church that was his apparent target, a security official said.
Tight security in the vicinity of the Virgin Church in the district of Shubra al-Kheima north of Cairo prevented the attacker from getting too close.
 
He was killed when his explosive belt then blew up, the source added on condition of anonymity.
 
The bomber was the only casualty in the explosion on a nearby bridge, private newspaper al-Youm al-Saba reported.