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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 10, 2017 mourners carry a large cross and the coffin of one of the victims of the blast at the Coptic Christian Saint Mark's church in Alexandria the previous day during a funeral procession at the Monastery of Marmina in the city of Borg El-Arab, east of Alexandria. - An Egyptian military court on October 11, 2018 sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead. Another 19 people were handed life prison terms and 10 were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years, judicial and security officials said. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP)

Major attacks against Egypt’s Christians

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population, have repeatedly come under attack by Islamic extremists.

Egypt court sentences 17 to death over church attacks

An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 people to death for their involvement in the bombing attacks on three Coptic churches in 2016 and 2017 that killed dozens in the country.

Police arrest six over failed church attack

Egyptian authorities have arrested six suspected members of a “terrorist cell” behind a failed suicide attack on a church in the outskirts of Cairo, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extends state of emergency by three months

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended for three months from Saturday a state of emergency for the fourth time since it was first declared last year, the official gazette said.

Egypt court sentences 36 to death for church attacks

A Cairo military court on Tuesday sentenced 36 people to death over their involvement in attacks against Coptic churches in Egypt, defence lawyers said.

Egypt anti-jihadist sweep kills 28 militants

A major operation against jihadists in Egypt has killed 28 fighters in the Sinai Peninsula since it was launched by the military on Friday, the army said on Monday.

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