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Under a heavy security cordon by police, Egypt's Christians held mournful Christmas Eve Masses on Thursday, weeping and donning black in place of colorful holiday clothes, and fearing another attack like the New Year's suicide bombing of a church that killed 21 people.
Egyptian police are focusing their investigation into the New Year's suicide bombing of a church on a group of Islamic hard-liners inspired by al Qaeda and based in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, where the attack killed 21 people, security officials said Sunday.
The police investigation into a New Year's church bombing that killed 21 people is focusing on a local group of Islamic hard-liners inspired by al Qaeda, Egyptian security officials said Sunday.
Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leaving a New Year's Mass at a church that killed at least 21 people. It was the worst violence against the country's Christian minority in a decade.