A bomb exploded about 10 a.m. Sunday morning 11 December -- marking the Prophet Mohammed's birthday this year -- in Cairo’s Abbasiyya Cathedral, leaving at least 25 dead and at least 10 wounded.
According to a Coptic Church official, the explosion took place in a small church, the church of St Peter and St Paul, which is attached to the Coptic Cathedral.
Security sources speaking to Egypt’s state media say that at least 12 kilograms of explosives were located inside the church. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports indicate the majority of those killed are women and children.
On Friday, an explosion in Giza killed six police officers, while another in Kafr El Sheikh left one citizen dead.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has stated that the Cairo Cathedral terrorist attack was carried out by a 22-year-old suicide bomber.
“Yesterday, the whole night they [forensics] were gathering the body of Mahmoud Shafik Mohamed Mostafa. He is the one who did this with a suicide belt, not with a bag or anything else,” said President Sisi.
President Sisi added that this is just the beginning and that Egypt will hit back hard against terrorism.
In this article Egypt's Interior Ministry reveals how the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS were both involved in the attack.