Hundreds protest in front of Cairo’s Cathedral after attack

Cairo, Dec 11 (IANS) Several hundred Egyptians, mostly Christians, on Sunday gathered outside Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral to protest an explosion in which at least 25 people were killed.

Participants chanted slogans calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar to step down, reports Efe.

Michael Yamini, a 29-year-old protester, said that he was at the scene to understand how a bomb could have exploded at the Cathedral’s complex.

According to police, an explosive device had been placed at the door of the small church of St. Peter, next to the Coptic Cathedral.

The protest was held amid tight security measures following the attack, for which no group had yet claimed responsibility.

At least 25 people were killed and 49 others wounded in the explosion outside Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral in the Abbassia neighbourhood of the Egyptian capital.

The attack came two days after the death of six policemen in a bomb attack near the Pyramids of Giza, west of Cairo.

–IANS

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