Egypt’s president announces 3-month state of emergency

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency following two deadly church attacks in the country. The measure will allow police to make arrests and conduct surveillance and seizures more easily. According to Egyptian media, at least 17 people were killed and more than 40 injured after a bomb targeted a church in Alexandria. The attack took place just hours after a church in the city of Tanta near Cairo was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb killing at least 27 people and wounding around 80 others. Egypt has declared three days of national mourning following the tragedy. Daesh terrorists have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

 

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