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December 31, 2012

Libya Coptic Church Blast Kills Two Egyptians

Please continue your prayers for Christians in Libya as the Coptic Church has once again been on the receiving end of a church blast.  BBC News is reporting that two Egyptians were recently killed and two were also injured due to a blast which was apparently done with homemade dynamite.

Here's part of the story:

Screen Shot 2012-12-31 at 8.48.00 AMTwo Egyptians have been killed and two injured in an apparent attack on a Coptic church building near the Libyan city of Misrata, officials say.

A Misrata city council official told the BBC that there had been an explosion at the building as the four victims were eating lunch there.

It is not clear who was behind the blast in the small town of Dafiniyah.

There were conflicting reports as to whether it happened on Saturday or Sunday.

The Misrata council official told the BBC that home-made dynamite used for fishing was found on the site of the explosion.

The Egyptian government has requested more security at the church, Egypt's Mena news agency reported.

"Egypt is requesting an investigation into the circumstances of the operation and for those responsible to be put on trial," it quoted Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr as saying.

The church in Dafiniyah, just outside Misrata, is frequented by Egyptians.

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