Relatives of the victims of the Coptic Christian cathedral complex bomb attack mourn during the burial service in Cairo on Tuesday.
Relatives of the victims of the Coptic Christian cathedral complex bomb attack mourn during the burial service in Cairo on Tuesday. MOHAMED HOSSAM

IS says it bombed Coptic church

ISLAMIC State has vowed "to continue war against apostates” as it claimed responsibility for the weekend suicide bombing of a Cairo church that killed 25 people. It is a new escalation of violence in Egypt against civilians and particularly Christians. The IS statement said the bomber had killed and injured 80 people. It was one of the deadliest attacks in recent memory to target Egypt's Coptic minority, who are about 10% of the population. They were largely supportive of the military overthrow of a freely elected Islamist president in 2013.



Mum charged after her child missed 121 school days

premium_icon Mum charged after her child missed 121 school days

A mum of five pleaded guilty to failing her obligation as a parent

Fire crews called to bushfire in Ipswich suburb

Fire crews called to bushfire in Ipswich suburb

114 vegetation fires were reported across the state overnight

Emergency services called to three car crash on Ipswich Mwy

Emergency services called to three car crash on Ipswich Mwy

Paramedics were on scene but nobody needed to be taken to hospital.

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