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State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

people gathering outside the mar girgis coptic church in the nile delta city of tanta
ATTACKED. A general view shows people gathering outside the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo, after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017. Khaled Desouki/AFP

The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority

CAIRO, Egypt (Apr. 10, 2017) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a 3-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, April 9, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory. Continue reading State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings