Thousands of Egyptian textile workers are striking over low pay in a northern Egyptian city where protests in 2011 helped spark the revolution against Hosni Mubarak.
Further information has been released about suspects arrested in connection to the attack on St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and Palm Sunday’s terror attacks on churches in Alexandria and Tanta.
Egypt has referred 48 people to the country’s military judiciary for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.
Police chased anonymous gunmen possessing firearms at the Tanta – Karfr el-Sheikh Road, after they refused to stop for inspection at a checkpoint.
The National Security Prosecution decided on Sunday to detain three suspects for 15 days pending investigations on accusations of involvement in the Palm Sunday terrorist attacks on two churches in Tanta and Alexandria, which killed at least 45.
Egypt’s Armed Forces will completely restore the two churches targeted by suicide bombings on Palm Sunday, announced the Armed Forces spokesperson on Thursday.
The Interior Ministry issued a statement on Thursday evening announcing the identity of the suicide bomber in the Tanta church blast. The statement said that three other suspects were arrested over the incident.
In a stormy day at the United Nations, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN accused Britain of supporting terrorist organisations, and directly linked their alleged support to the attacks on Coptic Christian churches earlier in the week.
Terrorism struck Egypt once again on April 9, on Palm Sunday, when two bombings targeted St. George’s Church in Tanta and Saint Mark’s Church in Alexandria, killing 48 people and injuring dozens. In the aftermath, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took a series of urgent measures. He declared a three-month …
Egyptian Interior Minister Major General Magdy Abdel Ghaffar sacked several security chiefs across the country yesterday in the wake of bombings which took place in churches in the country, local media reported.