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Egypt condemns 17 to death for Daesh church attacks

  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:13
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Thu, 2018-10-11 13:30

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by Daesh that left dozens dead.
Another 19 people were handed life prison terms and 10 were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years, judicial and security officials said.
Seventy-four people were killed in the attacks in 2016 and 2017 in Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta targeting Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s predominantly Sunni Muslim population.
Christian sites of worship across Egypt have been repeatedly targeted in attacks claimed by Daesh, prompting the authorities to impose a state of emergency.
A suicide attack on December 11, 2016 on the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church killed 29 in the heart of Cairo.
The following April, 45 people were killed as Christians gathered to celebrate Palm Sunday in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.
Since the military overthrow of president Muhammad Mursi in 2013, hundreds of police officers, soldiers and civilians have been killed in extremist attacks.
In November last year, suspected Daesh militants killed more than 300 Muslim worshippers in a gun and bomb assault on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula.
The Egyptian army is waging a major operation focused on the Sinai aimed at wiping out Daesh.

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