President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt and ordered military special forces to protect vital infrastructure after two powerful church bombings by the Islamic State terror group killed at least 45 people and wounded more than 100 others. Sisi announced the state of emergency nationwide for three months in a short televised address on Sunday night, following the blasts that targeted the minority Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday, one of the holiest ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
At least 45 people were killed and nearly 120 others injured in powerful blasts triggered by Islamic State in two churches packed with worshippers celebrating Palm Sunday in Egypt's Tanta and Alexandria cities, the deadliest attacks on the minority Coptic Christians in recent years. IMAGE: A victim is seen on a stretcher after a bomb went off at a Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters The first blast took place in the Coptic church of Mar Girgis, also ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
CAIRO Egypt's interior ministry said on Friday its forces killed four people it said were fugitive terrorists plotting to carry out hostile operations.The men were killed after opening fire on security forces who approached them in Giza, on the southwestern ...First Post.com, 1 month ago
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