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.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Tunis Afrique Presse. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Libya: Rights Group Denounces Church Attack

Egyptian church (file photo)

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information denounced an attack on an Egyptian church building in Misrata, Libya, that killed two people and injured three others. Read more »