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The recent church bombing in Egypt has raised many eye browns. The US President, Donald Trump also led international condemnation of the attacks in Egypt.

“So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt. US strongly condemns. I have great confidence that President Al Sisi will handle situation properly,” he tweeted.

Similarly, United Nation’s chief Antonio Guterres expressed the hope that the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice after a Security Council statement condemned the bombings as “heinous” and “cowardly”.

Also, the Cairo-based Al-Azhar, an influential Sunni Muslim authority, said the attack is aimed to “destabilize security and the unity of Egyptians”. He also condemned the action and hopes that the bombers will be caught and put to justice.

In a statement, the UN Security council urged all member states to cooperate with the Egyptian government in bringing to justice the perpetrators of the attacks, which were claimed by Islamic State.

“They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Egypt and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.” It said.

This attack killed at least 43 people in the bombings in Tanta and Alexandria which went off as worshipers were gathering at Mark Palm on Sunday. They were the deadliest attacks in recent memory on the country’s Coptic Christian minority.

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings that killed dozens on Palm on Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory. The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority.

Sisi declared the “three-month” state of emergency, which he must present to parliament within a week, during a defiant speech warning that the war against the attackers “will be long and painful”. Egyptian officials denounced the violence as an attempt to sow divisions, and Francis sent his “deep condolences” to Tawadros.

After the bombings, Sisi ordered military deployments to guard “vital and important infrastructure”, his office said.
State television reported that the interior minister sacked the provincial head of security and replaced him after the attack.

“I heard the blast and came running. I found people torn up… some people, only half of their bodies remained,” Nabil Nader, who lives in front of the Tanta church, said on Sunday. He further said that the attack shouldn’t have taken place when worshippers are celebrating Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marking Jesus’ triumphant entrance to Jerusalem.

The attack is a great lose to the country. The government has officially declared a state of emergency in order to fish out the bombers and at the same time, safeguard the lives of its citizens. However, peace has to reign in Egypt. It is deserved by everyone.

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