No less than 13 individuals have been murdered in a blast at a congregation in northern Egypt, state media say.

The impact focused on St George’s Coptic church in the city of Tanta, north of Cairo.

Various TV slots said no less than 40 individuals had been harmed in the Palm Sunday assault.

The reason for the blast is not yet known but rather Egypt’s Christian minority has regularly been focused by Islamist aggressors as of late.

In December a year ago, 25 individuals passed on when a bomb detonated at a Coptic basilica in Cairo amid an administration.

Egypt has seen an influx of assaults by activists since 2013 when the military toppled President Mohammed Morsi, a chose pioneer who hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood, and propelled a crackdown against Islamists.

Some of Mr Morsi’s supporters pointed the finger at Christians for supporting the topple.

The blast happened as Coptic Christians were observing Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days in the Christian timetable, denoting the triumphal passage of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.