Egypt: church attacks on Palm Sunday The Egyptian government declared a three-month state of emergency, three days of mourning and increased security following attacks on two Coptic churches in northern Egypt on Palm Sunday. Christian Solidarity Worldwide / World Watch Monitor / BBC Grief after the attacks | photo: siasat.com Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, in which 49 people died and scores were injured. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.