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Egypt Declares 3-Month State of Emergency After Deadly Church Attacks

Egypt declare 3-month emergency law after Coptic churches blast kill dozens
President Sisi of Egypt says three-month emergency law to be imposed after Islamic State (IS) – claimed blasts at Coptic churches kill dozens. (Photo credit: Reuters)

BY BBC NEWS

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead. The measure allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people’s homes. It needs to be approved by parliament before it is implemented.

So-called Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday.

The group has targeted Copts in Egypt recently and warns of more attacks. Continue reading Egypt Declares 3-Month State of Emergency After Deadly Church Attacks