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Egypt sacks security chiefs in wake of church bombings

Ambulances and Egyptian security forces are seen outside of the church which suffered a bomb blast in Tanta, Egypt on April 09, 2017 [İbrahim Ramadan]
Ambulances and Egyptian security forces are seen outside of the church which suffered a bomb blast in Tanta, Egypt on April 09, 2017 [İbrahim Ramadan]

Egyptian Interior Minister Major General Magdy Abdel Ghaffar sacked several security chiefs across the country yesterday in the wake of bombings which took place in churches in the country, local media reported.

At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a three-month state of emergency.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Eight days ago, a policeman was killed and 12 others were wounded in an explosion in front of the police training centre in Tanta. Three civilians were also wounded in the same explosion.

A group called itself Al-Thawra Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.

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