(CNN) — Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported.

The incident occurred at the Coptic Virgin Mary Church in the suburban town of Mostorod, just north of the capital.

The bomber died after detonating an explosive belt on a bridge outside the church after he was denied entry by police, according to the state-run Al Ahram newspaper. No one else was harmed in the attack.

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