ISIS suicide bombers attacked two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt during the services for Palm Sunday killing at least 44 and injuring more than 100. The authorities announced official mourning on Monday and the president called for a three-month state of emergency.
The first attack on Sunday was at St. George Church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta. The blast took the life of at least 27 and wounded 78. The demolitions after the attack were broadcasted life on TV in a footage that showed people gathering around the bodies of the victims.
The second explosion was caused by a suicide bomber who tried to enter St. Mark’s Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria killed at least 17 and left more than 48 injured. The attack was after the service held by the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Pope Tawadros II, who is unharmed according to official reports.
The Interior Ministry reported that at least three policemen were killed in the attack on St. Mark Cathedral.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks via its Aamaq media agency. Earlier in the video the terrorist group confirmed that Christians are their favorite prey and they plan to increase attacks on them.