Egypt Police Foil Church Bombing
Is this a case of divine intervention?
Six members of the extremist cell including two "suicide bombers" planning the attack on an Alexandria church were arrested in the Mediterranean city, the interior ministry said in a statement.
It is happening two months after suicide bombers killed dozens of church goers in two attacks.
The statement said one attacker had planned to detonate an explosive vest inside the church and the other to blow himself up when police arrived to the scene.
The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the two church bombings in April and one in December that killed more than seventy people.
On Thursday, the interior ministry said police killed seven suspected extremists in southern Egypt alleged to have been linked to the church attacks.