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At least 21 dead in bombing at Egyptian church

CAIRO: At least 21 people were killed and 59 wounded in Sunday's bomb attack against a Christian Coptic church north of Cairo, the Egyptian health ministry said. The blast took place during a Palm Sunday mass at the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the city of Tanta about 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Cairo, an interior ministry official said. Palm Sunday is one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar, marking the triumphant entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. The state-run Nile television channel said the blast…