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Indonesia suicide bombings at churches kill 6


MNA International Desk: Suicide bombers suspected to be from an Islamic State-inspired group killed at least nine people and wounded 40 in attacks on Christians attending Sunday morning services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, security officials said. Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, has seen a recent resurgence in homegrown militancy inspired in part by Islamic State. Wawan Purwanto, communication director at Indonesia’s intelligence agency said Islamic State-inspired group Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) was believed to be behind the bombings. JAD is an umbrella organization on a US State Department ‘terrorist’ list that is estimated to ...

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Palm Sunday Bombings: Three-month state of emergency declared in Egypt

Palm Sunday

MNA International Desk: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday. The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority. Sisi declared the “three-month” state of emergency, which he must present to parliament within a week, during a defiant speech warning that the war against the jihadists “will be long and painful”. The first ...

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Islamic State bombings killed 17 in Baghdad


MNA International Desk: Bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group hit shopping areas in Shiite districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people, security and medial officials said. The group said IS suicide bombers with explosive vests carried out the attacks in the Baghdad Jadida neighbourhood in the east of the city and the Bayaa area in the south, reported news agency. Officials said at least eight people were killed and 29 injured in Jadida, although some said the area was hit by a roadside bomb as well as a suicide bomber. Another suicide bomber targeted the ...

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