A makeshift bomb was found near a church in Egypt on January 22. Father Paul of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt found what he described as a “foreign object” next to the garbage bin outside of the Virgin Mary Church in Aswan. He took it in to the authorities for analysis, and it was discovered to be a makeshift bomb.
Makeshift bombs have been found before in and around Christian churches in Egypt; sometimes they are not discovered in time. Well before the Islamic State disseminated information on how to make and detonate homemade bombs, other jihadi groups in Egypt were doing the same.