Channel 4 News
Jan 1, 2011
Officials in Egypt say there are indications a car bombing at a church in the city of Alexandria involved “foreign elements”. Twenty-one people have been killed and 43 injured.
The bombing targeted Christian worshippers gathering to mark the new year at the Coptic Orthodox church in the northern city of Alexandria. State media reports that 21 people have been killed and a further 43 injured.
Egyptian officials say there are indications the blast involved “foreign elements”. The Interior Ministry said the circumstances of the incident and other recent attacks “clearly indicate that foreign elements undertook planning and execution”.
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak said in an emergency address that “wicked terrorists” were behind the bombing, adding that the terrorists would fail in any plans to destabilise Egypt or divide Muslims and Christians.
This article was posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 8:26 am