In Egypt 1 killed, dozens injured after militants attack church on Easter Sunday

The attackers struck in Cairo and also attacked a church in Alexandria, leaving a policeman dead and 7 people wounded

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1 policeman has been killed and several left wounded, after militants attacked 2 of Egypt's largest cities on Easter Sunday.

The attackers struck in Cairo and also attacked a church in Alexandria, leaving a policeman dead and 7 people wounded, Al Jazeera reports.

Reports say a bomb explosion on a bridge leading to the upscale Cairo district of Zamalek, which hosts many embassies, killed the policeman and injured 2  more officers and a civilian, with the explosion leaving a shallow crater and pools of blood on the 15 May Bridge.

In another attack, militants in a micro bus shot at the Church of the Angel Rafael in Alexandria, wounding 1 police officer and 3 civilians before fleeing.

Militant group, Ajnad Misr, which emerged in January 2014 and has targeted security forces in and around Cairo, has since claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.

"God has enabled our brave soldiers to plant an IED where the criminal (security) services were gathered on the bridge" the group's media wing said on Twitter.

 

 

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