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Egypt extends state of emergency for another three months

Middle East News
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
AP


Cairo: Egypt has extended its state of emergency for yet another three months, according to a decision from President Abdelfattah Al Sisi.

The president's decision — a re-declaration of the state of emergency — was published in the official gazette on Thursday and was due to go into effect the following day. The new declaration should be approved by parliament within seven days.

Egypt has been under months-long state of emergency, which has already been extended once, following deadly church bombings and attacks on Coptic Christians that have killed more than 100 people and wounded scores since December.

In July, militants from the Islamic State group killed 23 soldiers in a remote checkpoint in northeastern Sinai — the deadliest assault on the military in the turbulent region in two years.

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