Police officer killed deactivating explosive near Cairo church

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC

A police officer was killed trying to deactivate an explosive device that had been planted near a church in east Cairo, a day before the celebration of Christmas Masses for Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, according to EFE.

The explosion took place near the Church of Our Lady and St. Mercurius Orthodox Coptic Church in the Nasr City neighborhood of the Exbet al Hagana district, east of the capital, when the late explosives specialist, identified as Mustafa Obid, tried to deactivate the device placed inside a suitcase.

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