Suicide bomber kills himself while trying to attack a church

A man wearing an explosives belt attempted to attack a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo, Egypt, but failed to enter before blowing himself up, Egyptian security officials said Saturday.

The man tried to enter the church in Mostorod district in Qaliubiya province with churchgoers but eightened security around the church prevented him from approaching, the officials said.

Local media reported that he detonated the explosives about 250 meters from the church, killing himself. No other fatalities were reported.

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