In Egypt, for the bombings of churches executed 17 people

В Египте за взрывы церквей казнят 17 человек

Nineteen people sentenced to life imprisonment.A military court in Alexandria, Egypt has sentenced to death 17 people accused of bombings of churches in Egypt in 2016-2017, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Depo.

Nineteen people sentenced to life imprisonment, eight to fifteen years of imprisonment.

The defendants, according to the court, are responsible for the deaths of eighty-two.

Those arrested are accused of membership in terrorist group ISIS.

Synopsis: two bombings in April 2017 in the two churches of Egypt within a few hours. The main Church in the Egyptian city of Tanta killed about 30 people, almost 80 were injured. Undermining committed suicide, which was held in the Church during the service.

Later, another suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Church in the city of Alexandria, which at that time was the Patriarch of the Coptic Church Theodore (Tawadros) II. Among the 18 killed in the attack, four police officers, who stopped the suicide bomber and did not let him into the Church, thus avoiding more casualties.

In December 2017 the attack took place in the Cathedral complex of Abbas in Cairo where there are several churches, including the Cathedral, where he holds the service of the Coptic Patriarch. According to official figures, the explosion, 25 people were killed, 49 were injured.

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