Egypt’s state news agency said a 10-year-old girl who was critically wounded in the suicide bombing at a Cairo church earlier this month, died, taking the death toll to 27.
Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the bombing, though authorities blamed the banned Muslim Brotherhood group.
The girl, Maggie Mamoun, became the face of the Coptic community’s grief in the days following the horrific bombing, with photos of the smiling child circulating on social media, along with prayer requests.
The MENA news agency on Tuesday said her funeral will be held at the church that was bombed.
The attack was the worst in the living memory of Egypt’s Christians, who make up nearly 10% of the population.