Egypt refers church bombing suspects to military judiciary


Egypt refers church bombing suspects to military judiciary
An armed policeman secures the Coptic church that was bombed in Tanta, Egypt April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt’s public prosecutor has referred 48 people to the military judiciary for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of forming or joining Islamic State cells.

In a statement on Sunday Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadek said some of the suspects held leadership positions in Islamic State cells that carried out attacks on churches in Cairo, Alexandria, and Tanta in December and April that killed more than 70 people.

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