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ISIS leader warns Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings in Egypt

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ISIS leader warned Muslims in Egypt to avoid Christian gatherings, posing a threat of further attacks against Christians in the country following two suicide bombings that targeted two churches last month.

In the weekly Al Naba newspaper, published on the encrypted messaging platform Telegram, the anonymous leader warned Muslims to keep away as well from army and police targets.

“We are warning you to stay away from Christian gatherings, as well as the gatherings of the army and the police, and the areas that have political government facilities,” he said.

ISIS suicide bombers detonated two bombs targeting churches in the city of Alexandria and Tanta, killing 45.

Pope Francis visited Egypt to call for peaceful relations between Egyptians, calming the rising concerns for the safety of Christians in Egypt and warning against religious fanaticism.