Two Explosions At Churches In Northern Egypt Have Killed Dozens Of Christians
Powerful explosions struck two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt’s north, killing at least 44 people and injuring more than 100 others on Palm Sunday. ISIS quickly claimed responsibility for them.
The attacks targeted Coptic Christian congregations in Egypt’s second city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta at the beginning of Holy Week in the region.
Hours after the attacks, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, declared a state of emergency and ordered immediate deployment of his military to aid local police in guarding important buildings and facilities across the country.