State of Emergency in Egypt as ISIS Attacks Christian Churches

ISIS has followed up with their promise to attack Christian churches by attacking two churches in Egypt, killing at least 44. Egypt has declared a state of emergency as ISIS promises to carry out more attacks on Christian churches.

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.

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