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Egypt forces foil suicide attack on church in Cairo

Egypt forces foil suicide attack on church in Cairo
16:40 12-08-2018 | icon 8

Egyptian forces have thwarted on Saturday an attempted attack on a church in Cairo before the suicide bomber exploded himself, Xinhua reported citing state-run Ahram news website.

The bomber attempted to infiltrate the crowds of Copts, who were celebrating of the birthday of Mary that started from August 7, outside Al-Azra Church in Shoubra district in north of the capital.

Due to the intensive security measures near the church, the suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt on a bridge overlooking the church, the report added.

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