Egypt renews state of emergency for another three months

The President Abdelfattah Al-Siss. Photo: Arab News

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NEWSROOM (ADV) – Egypt’s parliament on Sunday approved a three-month extension of the state of emergency in the country to deal with security problems facing Egypt, the official MENA news agency reported.

Under this decree, the army and the police will have to take all necessary measures to combat terrorism and maintain security in the country.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi imposed for the first time the state of emergency for three months in April 2017, after a double bombing in two churches in the provinces of Western and Alexandria. The attacks left at least 47 people dead and at least 120 injured.

Terrorist attacks killed hundreds of police and soldiers in the restive north of Cairo, before gradually spreading to other areas where dozens of civilians live.

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