New Year’s Bomb Explodes in Egypt
dateline: 03 January 2011
Discussion Question: President Mubarak stated that “terrorism does not distinguish between Copt and Muslim.” Do you agree with his statement? Why or why not?
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New Year’s Bomb Explodes in Egypt Just ten minutes into 2011, a bomb at an Egyptian church killed at least 25 people and injured more than 70 others. About 1000 people had gathered at a Christian mass in Alexandria. The bomb took place as the service ended. A riot between police and Christians continued through the night and into the next day. The President argued that the terrorist attack was not tied to any religion. A Muslim mosque was also damaged in the attack. Originally the bomb was thought to come from a car bomb. Investigators later said that the blast came from a suicide bomber in the crowd.
Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub