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Egyptian security forces gather at the site of an explosion at the Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on December 11, 2016 in the Abbasiya neighbourhood in the capital Cairo.
Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 90 million, have faced persecution and discrimination that spiked during the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by a popular uprising in 2011. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian security forces gather at the site of an explosion at the Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on December 11, 2016 in the Abbasiya neighbourhood in the capital Cairo.
Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 90 million, have faced persecution and discrimination that spiked during the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by a popular uprising in 2011. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cairo cathedral blast leaves at least 25 dead

An explosion near a Coptic cathedral in Cairo has left at least 25 people dead and 31 others injured, according to local media.

Cairo cathedral blast leaves at least 25 dead

An explosion near a Coptic cathedral in Cairo has left at least 25 people dead and 31 others injured, according to local media.