(CNN)Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported.
Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church
The incident occurred at the Coptic Virgin Mary Church in the suburban town of Mostorod, just north of the capital.
The bomber died after detonating an explosive belt on a bridge outside the church after he was denied entry by police, according to the state-run Al Ahram newspaper. No one else was harmed in the attack.
The attempted bombing targeted worshipers gathered to celebrate the annual Assumption of the Virgin Mary. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.