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President Fattah al-Sisi declares three-month state of emergency in Egypt following church bombings

Sisi announced the "state of emergency for three months" in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defence council.

Published: 10th April 2017 12:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2017 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. (File photo | AP)

By AFP

CAIRO: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt following twin church bombings that killed dozens of people in two cities on Sunday.

Sisi announced the "state of emergency for three months" in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defence council.

The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the church bombings in the Nile Delta cities of Alexandria and Tanta in which at least 44 people were killed.



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