Following deadly terror attacks: El-Sisi announces 3-month state of emergency

At least 45 people were murdered in the two terror attacks at Coptic Christian churches yesterday in Egypt. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency and ordered to increase security in public areas throughout the country.

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Hours after the two deadly terror attacks in Egypt yesterday (Sunday), which claimed the lives of at least 45 Copts, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced that he will declare a three-month state of emergency. This announcement came shortly after el-Sisi ordered to increase security at public places throughout the country.

In a statement, el-Sisi announced the steps that the Egyptian government will be taking in light of the terror attacks: “A series of steps will be taken, the most important of which is the announcement of a state of emergency for three months, which will begin once the necessary legal and constitutional measures have been completed.” According to the Egyptian Constitution, a president can only declare a state of emergency with the parliament’s approval.

The aftermath of the attacks Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The Egyptian president even accused a few countries, without mentioning them by name, of contributing to the growing instability in his country. “The Egyptian people have foiled plots and efforts by countries and fascist terrorist organizations that tried to gain control over Egypt,” el-Sisi claimed.

Yesterday, ISIS took responsibility for the two terror attacks that suicide bombers carried out in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday and threatened to carry out additional attacks. A statement released by the murderous terrorist organization lists the names of the terrorists. According to the statement, the first terror attack in St. George’s Church in Tanta was carried out by an ISIS member named Abu Ishaq al-Masri. Hours later, Abu al Baraa al-Masri carried out the terror attack outside of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria.

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