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| 12 October, 2017

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3mths starting Friday- official gazette

Police officers stand by as a bomb detection robot searches the site where a bomb was found outside Al-Azhar University in Cairo's Nasr City district, April 21, 2015.  Image for illustrative purpose.

Police officers stand by as a bomb detection robot searches the site where a bomb was found outside Al-Azhar University in Cairo's Nasr City district, April 21, 2015. Image for illustrative purpose.

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CAIRO- Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said on Thursday.

Egypt first imposed the state of emergency in April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was then extended in July for a further three months.

(Reporting by Nadine Awadalla; Writing by Arwa Gaballa; Editing by Gareth Jones) ((arwa.gaballa@thomsonreuters.com; +20 2 2578 3290;))