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Monday , 11 December 2017
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Twin Church Bombings; Government Declares Three Months Of Emergency In Egypt

After the deadly twin bomb blast that rocked two Nile Delta cities of Egypt, Alexandria and Tanta, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt.

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President Sisi announced the state of emergency after holding a high level meeting with the national defence council.

The Islamic State (IS) group had claimed the responsibilities of the deadly twin blasts in the cities of Alexandria and Tanta, around 44 people were reported killed in these horrific incidents.

Under the state of emergency, the police is granted powers of arrest, surveillance and seizures. The freedom of movements is also expected to be cut down.

Egypt has a long history of emergency, last emergency was cancelled a month before Islamist president Mohamed Morsi took power in 2012 after veteran Hosni Mubarak. Morsi was overthrown by current president Sisi in 2013, an army chief, after deadly clashes between police and Islamist protesters.

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