Egypt: State of emergency extended

27 June 2017

Egypt has extended the state of emergency declared after twin church bombings in April by jihadists, News24 claims.

The renewed three-month state of emergency will start on July 10.

Parliament approved the initial state of emergency in April after the two church bombings claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group that killed at least 45 people.

The emergency law expands police powers of arrest, surveillance and seizures and can limit freedom of movement.