April 9, 2017 / 4:04 PM / 6 months ago

Egypt's President Sisi orders troop deployment after church bombings

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered military troops be deployed across the country on Sunday, his office said in a statement, after 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two churches.

A relative of one of the victims reacts after a church explosion killed at least 21 in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

“President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces has ordered units from the military to immediately deploy and assist the civilian police in securing vital facilities in all provinces of the republic,” his office said in a statement.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Writing by Eric Knecht; editing by Susan Thomas

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