Head of Al-Azhar condemns Cairo church blast

2016-12-11 17:00
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Cairo - The head of Al-Azhar, Egypt's top Sunni authority, condemned a bomb blast Sunday that killed at least 25 worshippers inside a Cairo church as "a great crime" against all Egyptians.

"The vile terrorist explosion" was "a great crime against all Egyptians", Al-Azhar's grand imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, said in a statement.

The explosion struck inside a church near the seat of the Coptic pope who heads Egypt's Christian minority, at around 10:00, security officials said.

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