April 9, 2017 / 7:20 PM / 9 months ago

Egypt's Sisi says three-month state of emergency to be declared

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a three-month state of emergency would be imposed after two deadly bombings hit Coptic churches on Sunday, killing at least 44 people.

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“A series of steps will be taken, most importantly, the announcement of a state of emergency for three months after legal and constitution steps are taken,” Sisi said in a speech aired on state television.

Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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