CAIRO Islamic State’s chief in Egypt has warned Muslims to continue to be away from Christian gatherings as effectively as authorities, armed service and police services, suggesting that the militant team will hold up assaults on what he referred to as “genuine targets”.
In April, two Islamic State suicide bombers killed at least forty five men and women at churches in the towns of Alexandria and Tanta, one of the bloodiest assaults the country has professional in a long time.
“We are warning you to continue to be away from Christian gatherings, as effectively as the gatherings of the military and the police, and the areas that have political authorities services,” the chief, who was not named, claimed in an interview in Islamic State’s Al Naba weekly newspaper revealed on Telegram.
Islamist militants are increasingly targeting spiritual minorities, a problem to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has promised to protect them from extremism.
Islamic State has been turning its sights on targets outside its base in the Sinai, putting more stress on the authorities and presenting added difficulties for stability providers.
(Reporting by Mostafa Hashem Creating by Maha El Dahan Enhancing by Louise Eire)