Egypt security forces thwart bombing of church: state television

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces have thwarted an attempted attack on a church just outside of Cairo, state television said on Saturday.

State television did not report if a bomb was successfully detonated or if the attempt resulted in any injuries.

Egyptian churches have become the target of militants in recent years, with attacks often claimed by Islamic State.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Mark Potter

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