Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year’s Mass, 21 dead

01.01.2011                     25.Tevet, 5771


Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year's Mass, 21 dead

Enraged Christians clash with police and storm nearby mosque following what is believed to be suicide bombing; al-Qaida suspected.

Alexandria, Egypt — A powerful bomb exploded in front of a crowded Coptic Christian church a half hour into the New Year early Saturday, hitting worshipers emerging from a holiday Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria and killing at least 21 people in an attack that raised suspicions of an al-Qaida role.
Police initially said the blast came from an explosives-packed car parked outside the Saints Church. But the Interior Ministry later said it was more likely from a suicide bomber on foot….