Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Global | By Doris Richards

Egypt's parliament approves three-month state of emergency

Egypt's parliament approves three-month state of emergency

"This terrorist cell carried out a suicide attack a year ago against the Cathedral of Saint Mark in the Abbasia district in Cairo", according to the ministry.

Isis claimed responsibility for the bloodshed, claiming that two of its fighters wearing suicide vests carried out the attacks, and warned of more to come.

Pope Francis will visit the Sunni institution in late April during his apostolic visit to Egypt.

Today, Egypt's Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in Tanta during what was meant to be a joyous day of families celebrating Palm Sunday.

President Donald Trump expressed his condolences on Twitter, writing "So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt", and that he was confident Sisi would handle the situation properly.

Egypt's government imposed a three-month state of emergency in the wake of the attacks.

Speaking on Monday in Berlin, Seibert said "the Coptic minority doesn't just need the protection of security forces, but also the solidarity and goodwill of the Muslim majority".

Peter Naggar, a Coptic lawyer, saw the enhanced security around churches as an effort to appease Copts, many of whom blame the state for failing to protect them.

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Egypt's Coptic Church says it will cut back Easter celebrations after the two bomb attacks that killed at least 45 people last weekend.

In the second incident which occurred several hours later, a suicide bomber detonated himself when he was stopped by security guards at St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria, leading to the deaths of some 17 people.

President Trump, who hosted Sisi last week in his first official visit to the U.S., expressed support for a leader he has said he plans to work more closely with on fighting Islamist militants, who Sisi identifies as an existential threat.

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The Egyptian authorities have not released the identities of the terrorists, but they are believed to be Egyptian nationals.

Approximately 10 percent of Egyptians are Christian, the largest minority in the Middle East.

Bombing site is seen after bomb attack near St. Marks Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt on April 09, 2017.

The terrible attack was conducted under the name of the Egyptian branch of ISIS and took the lives of over 40 people and 100 injured; where most of the casualties where Egyptian Copts.

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