Reports: Car bomb outside Egyptian church kills at least 21
December 31st, 2010
09:50 PM ET

Reports: Car bomb outside Egyptian church kills at least 21

[Update 7:16 a.m.] The death toll in a car bombing outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt has risen to at least 21, officials say.

[Original post] A car bomb outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, killed at least seven people and wounded at least 24 others early Saturday, Egyptian state media reported, citing unnamed security officials.

The car bomb exploded at 12:20 a.m. in front of the Church of Two Saints, where Coptic Christians were attending
services, Egypt's Nile TV reported.

A nearby mosque was damaged and eight Muslims were among the injured, according to Egypt's MENA news service.

Egyptian officials are blaming foreign elements for the attack, MENA reported.

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  1. Truth

    why u insist that the bad guys are the islam,,every religion has the bad people and the Islam never call them to do that,,look at the wars in Iraq and every where why muslims didnt say the jesus and christians did that???count the victims here and there and try to search for the truth instead to blame the religion,,,?

    December 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Because Egypt has had a history of Muslims attacking Coptics, for centuries. The U.S. has no idea the extent of what goes over there because the Muslims hide so much.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      USA knows everything, you are the one who doesn't know but whatever your own media tells you.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      And Middle Easterners only know what the Quran and clerics tell you.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      You clearly are racist! write your word carefully, you never know who will knock on your door.
      FBI CIA in case you didn't get it.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      @ "Truth"....Most of the people dying in Iraq are being killed by other Muslims. The war was won and Saddam deposed, but the peace, so far, has been lost.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      @ "Truth"....Most of the people dying in Iraq are being killed by other Muslims. The war was won and Saddam deposed, but the peace, so far, has been lost, because they refuse to stop killing each other.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • alamo

      @Anon: yeah and what about the USA? The USA has a long history of killing people too. The Indians, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Syphilis experimentations on mentally ill patients in Guatemala ( This shows you how America has no ethics whatsoever ) to name a few.

      At least, the causalities of the modern Islamist terrorist movement worldwide are dwarfed by the number of lives lost by the US massacres throughout its history.

      @Reality: Idiocy has no cure, huh?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Taz109

      Your head must be buried under the sand, wake up.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      I think you would know.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Alamo, I understand the U.S. is guilty of a lot, I was NEVER implying that we are not guilty. That was not my point, at all. This story is clearly about Egypt, not U.S. CNN is a U.S. media outlet, not letting any of us know the truth behind everything. My boyfriend is from Egypt, and he says hundreds have been killed. Why was this not mentioned?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      How could car bomb kills hundreds, your boyfriend is a lair and he is taking us for a ride.

      January 1, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • MARK

      I AGREE WITH EDDY ALSO KAREEM IT MAKES SENSE THIS WAS A BOMB SET UP COMING RIGHT AFTER EGYPT UNCOVERED MOSSAD SPY RING IT DOESNT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE OUT THE CUNNNING ZIONISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN FOR YEARS THEY WILL AND WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE FRICTION IN EGYPT LAVON AFFAIR WAS A WHILE BACK BUT DOES BRING BACK MEMORIES

      January 1, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Jack, part of the church collapsed.

      January 1, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      It's all over the news in Egypt. Of COURSE not here.......

      January 1, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      He sent me a video message a few hours ago, he had just gotten out of New Years Eve Mass, and the damage was much bigger than what is being reported. Blood all over the streets, complete chaos. Even CNN Middle East is slacking on reporting the story..

      January 1, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      @alamo – yes the USA has fought and killed but you're pointing to ancient history as evidence. These islamic terrorist killings happen almost every day.... TODAY.... In today's time... not ancient history. Today, they teach their children to hate other people and other religions. TODAY...

      January 1, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      During the Islamization of Egypt, Muslim forces destroyed more than 2000 churches and killed innumerable number of Christians

      January 1, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      You can always count on the muslims for some murder and mayhem. Happy New Year!

      January 1, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury

      http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/memory-against-forgetting/

      January 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • george

      In quran, Muslims are asked to kill other non Muslims and terrorize them, I think you should go first and read and understand what quran asked Muslims to do, they are killing because of the false promises given to them by quran, every muslim knows that when he kills himself to kill non Muslims he is martyr, and he will find in heaven rivers of wine and 40 virgins, you will have every forbidden thing in the place they call it heaven.
      so if i were muslim, I would kill myself to go to this phantom place "their heaven" to enjoy the virgins and drink the endless wine.

      January 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mina

    I'm a Christian Egyptian, AND the final count is 10 death and 26 wounded with muslims among us.
    @max
    Racist people like you is what making terrorist a live. Terrorism has no religion, look at what Israel is doing to philistines kids.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChellBellz

      Don't worry he sounds like one of those people who doesn't get out much.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trash

      Yes, lots of aid from israel. No terrorism, just logic and defensive measures.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      If only when Hamas, Hezbollah, and all other TERRORISTS stop their rockets and other attacks on Israel and its citizens. Of course, Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorist, right?

      December 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      @Reality
      Israel took their land by force, and they tried to get it back with all other ways, what would you do if you are in their shoes.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      Well. I certaintly wouldn't slaughter innocent civilians, especially women and children, and I wouldn't brainwash my children to hate and want to kill Israel and its citizens, which is what the Palestinians are doing.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      @Reality
      You didn't answer my question, can't you read?

      December 31, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      Can you not read? I said that I would NOT kill innocent civilians in suicide bombings and rocket attacks, unlike what the Palestinians are doing.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      Israel use abusive force coming from USA, the other uses nothing compare to that.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      And the Palestinians use abusive force from Iran and other muslim countries.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      Reality, search the kills count in two sides and you will know who uses abusive force and forbidden weapons.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      Mina, you don't know your history. The Jews did not take Israel by force. It was held as a British possession following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after WWI. The British and the UN ceded the land and created teh nation of Israel because of what the Europeans had done to the Jews. It was decided that the Jews should be returned to their ancient homeland, because thay had always suffered so much persecution that it was deemed necessary to give them their own homeland.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      She only knows what her clerics and Al-Jazeera tell her.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • alamo

      @Reality:" I would NOT kill innocent civilians in suicide bombings and rocket attacks, unlike what the Palestinians are doing"

      Yeah, I'd hire brainwashed hit men to do the job for me.Much easier and a lot effective.

      "She only knows what her clerics and Al-Jazeera tell her."

      Yeah and you watch too much of Glenn Beck 🙂

      December 31, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • marstomr14

      Hey Reality! Al-Jazeera has quality programming...All My Clerics, As the Quran Turns, The Young and the Ruthless...so don't go bashing networks just because their facts aren't the same as yours.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      marstomr14: LOL...The Young and the Ruthless....Good one!

      December 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • enricorosan

      I doubt very much that you are an Egyptian and coptic. Copts have suffered a lot and continue to suffer at the hands of Muslims in Egypt. They never defend Egyptian Muslims and speak of racism in their defense. O.K Coptic Egyptian where were you born: In the U.S.A or Egypt..??

      January 1, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Beeky

    all in egypt coptics and muslims in pain for these bad news

    December 31, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. essam baghdady

    Hi Max , the great majority of Moslems would see what happened today as a criminal act . The act is indeed evil as it is contrary to Islam 's core princilples . It is a sad day to all Egyptians Christians and Moslems alike that we should jointly condemn , fight and bring the criminals to justice .

    December 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Harry

    This is normal for islam, they will never stop until they kill every christian and jew world wide. They become friendly only to gain trust and acquire high positions. Wake up USA, before you know it, all your main officials will be taken by muslims and will be like Egypt and most of the middle east where Christians have no rights, and have to hide to worship. It is a matter of time before every non muslim will have to face a decision whether to convert to islam or to die.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      You forgot about Hinduism, Athiesm( not a religion but the same thing would happen), Buddhism, and all other religions by this cult. There will never be peace as long as islam is allowed to exist.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Reality

    Well, there goes the "religion" of peace again. Just comes to show why islam is a blight on humanity and needs to be purged.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

    why do THEY always say 90% moslems and 10% christians ?!!! can't WE just say 100% EGYPTIANS ?!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      Because islam would never have that.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • gamal

      MAN ITS CLEAR AS DAY ISRAEL DID IT ONLY 1 WEEK AFTER MOSSAD SPY RING UNCOVERED IN EGYPT IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER ON TV THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT IT AND BOMB WAS PLACED LIKE THIS THIS ALL LEADS US TO ZIONIST DIRTY WORK IN ACTION TO CAUSE FRICTION IN EGYPT.. MAY I ASK WHO IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTS EGYPTIAN MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT TO BE INSTRIFE WITH ONE ANOTHER FOR THEIR NATIONAL INTEREST.ummmmm.. YOU GUESSED IT ISRAEL... LAVON AFFAIR ANY ONE.

      January 1, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mina

    @Harry
    Same thing I wrote to max.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DoubleW

    "Eight Muslims were among the injured..." well, obviously the bombers were not concerned about those Muslims, their main purpose is to keep their narrow little "Brotherhood" alive by attacking a scapegoat minority.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Trash

    Religious morons.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      You mean islamic morons.

      (Coming from an athiest btw)

      December 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mina

    @Reality
    You used the word purged ..really!!
    Was Adolf Hitler a muslim?

    December 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      You have to think with his hatred of Jews.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

    @ reality: a real moslem, that's what's written in the quran, is not a beleiver unless he beleives in God, all his prophets and all the the religions (judaism, christianity, Islam). Happy New Year

    December 31, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      When they stop their attacks on Jews and Christians, then I would take that with a grain of salt.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      @Reality
      If you are American, say it, and explain what happen in abu ghraib...

      December 31, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      So some guards abused some criminals and terrorist, still it is nothing compared to say the torture of that French boy in France or the other countless murders and other terrorist attacks committed on civilians in western countries. Let me list some incidents: 9/11, Beslan school massacre, 7/7 attacks, Madrid bombing, to name a few. Like I said, those at Abu Ghraib were criminals and terrorists, unlike the said victims of these terrorist attack. Also, Abu Ghraib had nothing to do with what was said.

      December 31, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      @Reality
      you clearly know the one side of the story, I blame western media for this, but you should look into it and see what was the reason for this, every action has a reaction. look who gained the fortunes out of all of this and your human brain should figure out who started.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      And apparently you have been watching a little too much Al-Jazeera.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      So you are saying that USA was not in Iraq for oil, did USA find any mass destruction weapons?

      December 31, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      @A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian); It also says that the bad Muslims stay at home and good Muslims go out and fight jihad. The people who ddid this are good Muslims.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. I am YOUR Samurai Cowboy

    All of these acts of terror can be laid at the feet of George H.W. Bush and the late King Ronald The Pretender Regan. They created Al Qaeda and gave them weapons that are now not only being used against our troops, but against innocent people. Those who claim to be followers of Islam and commit acts of terrorism are Heretics who Allah (Peace Be Upon Him) has turned his back on.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      "Our" troops? Please don't insult them by pretending you're an American.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Was Bush and Regan responsible for all terrorism before Iraq? Like the murder of the entire Israeli Olympic team in the early 1970? The world is on to you Muslims. Now, we are watching and counting. Tomorrow, tomorrow maybe we do more than just watch you..

      January 1, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kevin

    We must pray for Egypt. I have family there and they must pay a special tax to the Moslems because they are Coptic Christians. My brother-in-law lost his job because his boss found out he was a Coptic and fired him. Iran has been talking bad about the Coptic’s just a few weeks ago. This has surely stoked the fire.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      @Kevin
      This is simply just not TRUE, I'm here and I'm Coptic, what the hell are you taking about?!

      December 31, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      your brother-in-law is telling you this because he want you to take him to USA with you, like any one in the world want to move to USA

      December 31, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      Mina, I'm seriously doubting that you are actually Coptic.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Coptic Moslem (aka Egyptian)

      Dear Kevin, do u know that's the richest man in Egpyt is coptic egyptian, where all the egyptians are proud of him.. do u even know that his employees are mostly moslems although he is a coptic !! He is just an egyptian who loves his country and is never got influenced by some rumors.. !! do u even know that we are all proud of BEST heart surgeon in the World Dr. Magdy Yacoub who is a coptic too.. this man has donated millions to build a hospital in egypt for Egyptians !!

      December 31, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mina

      @Reality
      I'm proudly Coptic, maybe you are working for bin laden.

      December 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tarek Mohamed

      oh my GOD, look at the LIES being said here, KEVIN there are CHRISTIANS here calling you a liar even..i can't believe so many people are trying to instigate things between Muslims & christians THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN EGYPT! obviousley OUTSIDE FORCES...just like here on this Blog...read that Kevins post, he says christians have to pay a tax in Egypt..lol, WOW,,,,, OFCOURSE NOT TRUE & any christian Egyptian will tell you this!! F'n lowlife liar!!

      Egyptians WE ARE ALL ONE! Muslim or CHRISTIAN WE ARE ONE!

      December 31, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeAguaDulce

      In Denmark, Muslims make up 5% of the population but receive 40% of social-welfare outlays. Their preachers have told them, Mr. Bawer reports, that only a fool would not take maximum advantage of the bounty that Western Europe offers and that it is perfectly legitimate to cheat and lie. The benefits they receive are a kind of jizya, the tribute that infidels in Muslim-occupied countries have to pay to preserve their lives. (The subsidized-radical situation in Britain and Germany is not much different: The four suicide bombers in London last year had raked in close to a million dollars in social benefits before going on their murderous mission.)

      A Dire Continental Drift: While Europe Slept by Bruce Bave
      Walter Laqueur, Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2006

      January 1, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. C

    CNN, please report correctly, HUNDREDS have been killed.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
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