Egypt refers church bombing suspects to military judiciary: statement

Reuters News
Posted: May 21, 2017 9:20 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Haitham Ahmed; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing Tom Finn)