30 December 2012

Libya: Two Egyptians Killed in Local Church Blast

Photo: Serene Assir/IRIN
Egyptian church (file photo)

Tripoli — An explosion rocked a Christian Coptic church near the western Libyan city of Misrata, killing two people and wounding two others, all of them Egyptians, an Egyptian diplomat says. Those wounded were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, he added.

The attack took place on Saturday in Dafniya, a Mediterranean village situated some 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) west of Misrata where brigades made up of former rebels hold a major checkpoint. Two unknown assailants threw a homemade explosive at the church.

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