Monday, May 22, 2017

Egypt Charges IS Suspects in Church Bombings; Involved in Suicide Bomb Attacks on 3 Churches

Public prosecutors in Egypt have referred 48 Islamic State (IS) terrorist suspects to military tribunal on suspicion of involvement in carrying out three separate suicide bombing attacks against Coptic Orthodox Christian churches, the Clarion Project website reports today (May 22, 2017).

The bombings were an attack against the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Cairo on December 11, 2016 and against churches in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday 2017.

Of the 48 suspects, 31 are in police custody, leaving 17 as yet unaccounted for, according to the "Middle East Eye."

The suspects are accused of setting up IS cells in Cairo and the southern province of Qena.

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