Dozens killed and injured Sunday in explosion near the Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo

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The injured have been transferred to Dar El-Shefaa and Ain Shams University Hospital.A security source revealed that a 12 kilogram TNT bomb was detonated. Al-Azhar, the world’s oldest seat of Sunni Islamic learning underlined in a statement that targeting houses of worship and the killing of the innocents are criminal acts that violate Islamic principles. This is the third explosion this week. On Friday, an explosion killed six policemen and injured three others in Giza’s Haram district and another occurred in Kafr El-Sheikh international road, killing one civilian and injuring three policemen. Pope Francis referred to the attack in his Sunday Angelus address, saying “I want to express my special closeness to my dear brother, Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and to his community, praying for the dead and injured.”

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