yYAXssKCQaUWZcXZ79RJTBLvo-c;SfREtjZ9NYeQnnVMC-CsZ9qN6L0 Finance, Economics, Globus, Brokers, Banks, Collateral-Oriano Mattei: Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings, Reuters reports, citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group. The terrorist organization said that an IS-affiliated group was responsible for the attacks in Tanta and Alexandria.

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domenica 9 aprile 2017

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings, Reuters reports, citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group. The terrorist organization said that an IS-affiliated group was responsible for the attacks in Tanta and Alexandria.

At least 44 killed in Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday, ISIS claims responsibility


Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings, Reuters reports, citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group.
The terrorist organization said that an IS-affiliated group was responsible for the attacks in Tanta and Alexandria.
First, there was a huge blast in the Coptic church in Tanta, with at least 27 killed and another 78 wounded in the explosion, according to the country’s health ministry.
The bomb was reportedly planted beforehand in the prayer hall.
The second attack came just hours later, rocking the Coptic Christian Cathedral in Alexandria, leaving 17 people dead and 40 injured.
Both attacks come on Palm Sunday, which celebrates the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
In response, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued an order to deploy military forces across the country on Sunday, his office said in a statement, according to Reuters.
“President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has ordered units from the military to immediately deploy and assist the civilian police in securing vital facilities in all provinces of the republic,” the statement said.
A few days ago, the town of Tanta was in fact targeted in an attack, when 16 people were wounded in a police training center bombing.
The assaults come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt scheduled for late April.
Dr. Said Sadiq, professor of political sociology, told RT that the timing of the attacks couldn’t be more suspicious.
“I talked to some people [after the attacks], and they were all criticizing the terrorists and were wondering why this happened at this time: when tourism in Egypt is improving, when the country is stabilizing, there is international support of Sisi’s regime. So, whoever is doing this [the bombings] is standing behind terrorism. It’s simple to say that they are terrorists, but who is behind the terrorists? This is the issue.”
There has been heightened security in Egypt, freelance reporter Jacob Wirtschafter told RT, but “the problem is we’ve got 10 million Christians and hundreds of churches, there’s no way to secure them all from a would-be suicide bomber.”

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