Isis have claimed the responsibility for these attack.
On Sunday which was a palm Sunday 2 church blast rattled the city of Cairo killing 47 and wounding dozens. These were the worse attack on Coptic Christian minority in Egypt.
The first blast took placed inside the church in the town of Tanta north of Cairo which killed 27 people and injured many.
The bomb was placed in the first few lines of the mass and images showed that several lines of benches were completely shattered and destroyed.
The second blast which was a suicide attack took 17 at lives took place in front of the Mar Morcos church in Alexandria. Three policeman were also killed in this attack who tried to stop the man wearing the suicide explosive belt.
Initial Video report of Bombing on Churches in Egypt by CNN
Isis claimed the responsibility for these bomb attacks via Amaq, which is its affiliated agency. A chilling video was released in which ISIS called to attack christian where ever they are found calling the christian as “favorite prey”.
Three month state of emergency has been imposed by the president Abdel Fattah al Sisi of Egypt. Mr. Sisi said in a televised address on state tv channel saying, ” A series of steps will be taken, most importantly, the announcement of a state of emergency for three months after legal and constitution steps are taken”.
These attack have happened with the Pope Francis’s visit of Egypt was just 3 weeks away. The Pontiff have condemned the attacks and and expressed the condolences to the Coptic church and all the dear nation of Egyptian”. Attacks were also condemned by the Muslim leaders of Egypt.