Egypt declares 3-month state of emergency after Palm Sunday bombings

Egypt will declare a 3-month-long state of emergency after bombs claimed the lives of 44 people, said Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The bombs, claimed by the Islamic State, were detonated in Coptic Churches, and specifically targeted those members of Egypt’s Christian minority, one week before Easter and ahead of the Pope’s visit to the area.

The first bomb exploded in Tanta, north of Cairo, while the second was detonated in Alexandria.

At least 100 more people were injured.

(Image: 680 News)

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