Car Bomb Kills 21 Christians Leaving Church in Egypt After New Year’s Mass (Video)
Bringing In The New Year–
At least 21 Christians were killed today when a car bomb exploded outside a Christian Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt.
This video was taken outside the church after the blast.
The worshippers were leaving mass when the bomb went off.
France 24 reported:
At least seven people died and 24 were injured early Saturday in an attack on a Christian church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria, rescue workers told AFP.
The toll was expected to rise as a number of victims were taken away by car from the scene of the explosion, they said.
The attack, apparently caused by a car bomb, took place as the faithful left the church in the Sidi Bechr district at around half past midnight on New Year’s Day. The witnesses said a burnt-out car was in front of the entrance to the church.
Many Christians were demonstrating in front of a nearby mosque, the witnesses told AFP.
Worshippers shout around an exploded car in front of a Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Egypt, early Saturday Jan. 1, 2011. The car exploded in front of the church as worshippers emerged from a New Year’s Mass in the Mediterranean port city early Saturday, killing at least seven people, officials said. (AP/Tarek Fawzy)
UPDATE: 21 people were killed.