Today Sunday 21 May, Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadeq referred to military trial 48 men charged with belonging to the terrorist organisation Daesh, also known as ISIL and ISIS, and with planning and organising the suicide bombings at three churches. The bombing at al-Boutrossiya church in Cairo on 11 December 2016 during Sunday Mass, and the twin bombings at the Tanta church of Mar-Girgis and the Alexandria St Mark’s cathedral on Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017, altogether claimed some 70 lives of Coptic churchgoers and three Muslim guards.
The police are still searching for other Daesh members believed to be implicated in the bombings. [http://en.wataninet.com/coptic-affairs-coptic-affairs/sectarian/interior-ministry-pledges-egp100000-for-information-on-perpetrators-of-church-bombings/19682/]
21 May 2017