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Attacks on Two Churches in Egypt Have Killed at Least 42 People

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Palm Sunday massacre.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday in Egypt, which killed at least 42 people and left dozens more injured.

The first explosion, in the northern city of Tanta, ripped through St. George's church, killed 25 people and injuring at least 40 more. The second attack, a suicide bomb detonated outside Saint Mark's coptic orthodox cathedral in Alexandria, left at least 13 dead – including three police officers – and 35 injured.

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