ISIS Kills 35 Christians in Two Separate Attacks on Palm Sunday

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ISIS killed 35 worshippers in Egypt who were headed to Palm Sunday services on April 9th.

The bombings comes just after major attacks in Sweden, Russia, and Great Britain, all of which ISIS claimed responsibility for.

Two bombs were detonated at two separate churches while Christians gathered together.

Palm Sunday is significant to Christians across the world of all sects and denominations. It celebrates the triumphal entry of Jesus the Messiah into Jerusalem.

Tensions are rising as Christians head into Good Friday and Easter events. On these days, they remember the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

The Daily Mail stated:

Some 26 people killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion inside a church in the Egyptian Nile delta city of Tanta on Sunday, Egypt’s state television reported.

A second blast happened outside a church in Alexandria killing six people and injuring a further 66, Egypt’s health ministry has confirmed.

Coptic Pope Tawadros II had said Mass in Alexandria before the explosion.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 in December, many of them women and children, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years.

The Copts are one of the oldest continuous sects of Christianity in the world. 

Video footage below depicts the aftermath of the bombings at two churches. The two churches targeted were St. Mark’s Church in Alexandria and another church in Tanta.