October 11, 2018 / 1:06 PM / 5 days ago

Egyptian military court sentences 17 to death over 2017 church bombings - agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 people to death for their involvement in bombing attacks on churches in 2016 and 2017, state news agency MENA reported.

Egyptians gather in front of a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

MENA also said that 19 other people were handed life prison terms for the attacks which hit churches in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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