Al-Sisi Declares State of Emergency While Egyptian Forces Kill jihadists Plotting Attack on Christian Monastery

The Muslim Issue

Egyptian forces shoot dead seven jihadists planning to attack a Christian monastery days after bombing Coptic church as part of ISIS plan to divide the country

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected ISIS militants on Monday during a raid in Assuit province
  • Interior Ministry said the men, one of whom was a government employee, were planning attacks on Christians
  • Images show compound filled with machine guns, AK47s, belts of ammunition and extremist propaganda
  • Comes after 44 people were killed in two bomb attacks targeting minority Coptic Christians on Palm Sunday
  • President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency and a crackdown on extremists

Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected ISIS militants as the extremists met on Monday to plan more attacks on minority Christians, the government has said.

The men were killed in…

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