zens killed and more than 100 injured in two bombings hours apart at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday. One blast inside a church in the city of Tanta killing more than two dozens. This man, wounded in that attack, describes the horrific scene.>>
> It's the biggest attack on the country's Christian minority in years, and also comes just weeks before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt. Coptic Christians face regular violence in Egypt and are frequent targets of arson or assaults. In February, Christians fled the North Sinai region in droves after a wave of targeted killings by Islamic State.
I passed out, and someone pushed me off my seat. A few seconds later I got up, and saw bodies all around me.>> Later, a second suicide bombing outside a church in Alexandria killing at least 17 people. Islamic State claiming responsibility and threatening to strike again. President Trump condemning the bombings on Twitte,r saying he had confidence in President El-Sisi after having met the Egyptian leader last week at the White House.
The attacks come as Christians worldwide gather for Palm Sunday, the start of holy week, culminating in the Easter holiday, the most sacred on their calendar. These crowds gathered to clean up the debris from the explosion in Alexandria. Here chanting in the streets, with our souls and our blood, we will redeem the cross.
That, after a December suicide bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least two dozen people.