Crucifixes and icons are seen at the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 30 kilometres east of Mosul, on April 9, 2017, as Christians mark the first Palm Sunday event in the town since Iraqi forces recaptured it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Qaraqosh, with an overwhelmingly Christian population of around 50,000 before the jihadists took over the area in August 2014, was the largest Christian town in Iraq. / AFP PHOTO
At least 11 people were killed in an Alexandria church bombing on Sunday, hours after a bomb killed 25 worshippers in another church in Egypt, the health ministry said.
Thirty-five people were wounded in the Alexandria blast at Saint Mark’s Coptic Church, the ministry said in a statement.