Egyptian Parliament Extends State Of Emergency In Country For Another 3 Months - Reports

Egyptian Parliament Extends State of Emergency in Country for Another 3 Months - Reports

CAIRO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th January, 2019) The Egyptian parliament approved on Sunday by a majority of votes yet another three-month extension of the state of emergency in the country, which was imposed back in 2017 after deadly terrorist attacks, local media reported.

According to the Al-Ahram newspaper, the extension will come into force at 1:00 a.m.

on January 15 (23:00 GMT on January 14).

A three-month state of emergency was initially declared in April 2017 following the terrorist attacks on Christian churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria in the north of the country. The attacks, reportedly claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia), killed almost 50 people.

The state of emergency has been since regularly extended by three months.

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