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Army to be deployed to secure institutions: Al-Sisi

Special forces from the military to assist police, says presidency

Following the deadly attacks on Egyptian Churches in Tanta and Alexandria, which left 45 dead and 118 injured, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered the deployment of army forces to secure state institutions all over the country.

The presidency said that troops from the armed forces will assist police units in the mission of maintaining the safety of buildings and government institutions.

Two Egyptian churches witnessed serious explosions amid celebrations of Palm Sunday in what has been largely viewed as a security fiasco.

News agencies reported that the so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the two attacks through its news agency Amaq.

The Egyptian state announced a three day mourning period.

The attack was condemned by world leaders. US president Donald Trump said he has confidence in President Al-Sisi. The attack was furthermore condemned by British ambassador to Egypt John Casson.

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    Wrong decision and actions, as usual; cowardly terrorists attacking churches and killing Christians and he’s worried about his government buildings. This is no accident that terrorism is on the rise in Egypt despite tens of thousands are being jailed annually. At what point will Sisi admit that his policies have been a dismal failure in either securing Egypt or rebuilding its economy. At what point will Sisi realize that terrorists who kill civilians, Christians and Muslims, are NOT the journalists, the activists, the artists, the photographers, the NGO’s, or the youth opposition in jail, but cowardly distorted thugs, whose wasted tens of billions on aircraft carriers and submarines haven’t made any difference. At what point will Sisi realize that HE is the prime reason Egypt is failing?!

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