October 12, 2017 / 10:38 AM / a month ago

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 mths starting Friday: official gazette

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said on Thursday.

A member of the special police forces stand guard in Cairo, Egypt April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt first imposed the state of emergency in April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was then extended in July for a further three months.

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla; Writing by Arwa Gaballa; Editing by Gareth Jones

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