2 bombs explode outside Minya security buildings, church
Explosion - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Two improvised bombs exploded in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya Saturday, but caused no deaths, Youm7 reported.

One bomb detonated near the Minya Security Directorate and Emir Tadrus Church. The other bomb went off outside Minya Police Station.

Minya is reportedly the city that witnessed the most violence, sectarianism and damage to public and private property in retaliation for the deadly dispersal of the Islamist Rabaa al-Adaweya sit-in on Aug. 14, 2013.

Seventy-two people were killed in the city, including 15 police officers. Six police stations were burned down and raided, dozens of churches and government facilities were torched and hundreds of private properties belonging to Copts were set on fire, according to a report by Minya governorate Secretary-General Osama Tamim published by Al-Ahram newspaper on Sept. 3.

Two high-profile court cases in which mass death sentences were handed down to the alleged perpetrators of the 2013 Minya violence were widely condemned and are still being appealed.

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