Egyptian bomber briefly in Kuwait

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Abu Ishaq al-Masri, the man responsible for the blast at the church in Tanta, Egypt. (AP)

CAIRO, Egypt, April 10, (Agencies): The suicide bombers behind the blasts which targeted two churches in Egypt on Sunday were identified as Abu Ishaq and Abu al- Baraa al-Masri, Al Arabiya TV’s correspondent in Cairo reported.

Abu Ishaq al-Masri is allegedly responsible for targeting the church in Alexandria. He was born in September 1990 in Manyat Al Kamh. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. He worked as an accountant in Kuwait for four months then he traveled to Turkey then to Syria on Dec 26, 2013. He later returned to Sinai.

The man responsible for the blast at the church in Tanta was identified as Abu al- Baraa al-Masri. He was born on Dec 13, 1974 in the town of Abu Tabel in Kafr El Sheikh. He has an industrial secondary school diploma, and he is married and has three children. Abu al-Baraa went to Syria on Aug 15, 2013 and he had traveled to Lebanon then returned to Syria.

The two bomb blasts hit Coptic churches in Egypt, killing at least 45 and injuring more than 100 others as the Coptic community was marking Palm Sunday. ISIS claimed the attacks via its Aamaq news agency, after having recently warned it would step up attacks on Egypt’s Christians.

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