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Egyptian parliament extends state of emergency due to security challenge

The extension will start from July 10 evening

IANS  |  Cairo 

Photo: Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

The approved on Tuesday a three-month extension of a state of due to the security challenges facing the country, a media report said.

Citing MENA news agency, Xinhua reported that the parliament speaker said during a general session on Tuesday that he had been informed by the Prime Minister of the decision of Egyptian President to extend the nationwide state of for another three months.

The extension will start from July 10 evening.

Sisi imposed the first three-month nationwide state of in April following twin bombings at two churches in northern provinces of Gharbiya and Alexandria killed at least 47 and wounded over 120.

A similar suicide bombing at a Cairo church in December 2016 killed at least 28 worshippers.

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 04:21 IST