Egypt Bombings: State of Emergency Declared after Church Attacks
April 10 , 2017
State of Emergency Declared after Attacks on Churches
April 10, 2017: As per reports, after attacks on two Coptic churches that killed 47 people dead, a three-month state of emergency has been declared by Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.
The measure will allow authorities to arrest people without a warrant and also search their home. However, parliament will have to approve it before implementing it.
Sisi warned that the war against jihadists would be long and excruciating and after all legal and constitutional steps are taken, the state of emergency will come into force.
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bombings at Palm Sunday Church
April 10, 2017: As per reports, the responsibility of bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday were claimed by the ISIS.
The death toll rose to 47 on Monday. Around 27 people were reportedly killed at a church in the northern city of Tanta, while 16 people were killed at a church in Alexandria. The location where other four were killed is unclear.
The militant group mentioned that the suicide bombers were Egyptian nationals; whereas, their nationalities have not been confirmed by the Egyptian authorities yet.
Reports also say that the militant group has warned of more attacks.