CAIRO, April 25 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has issued an edict extending the state of emergency for three more months nationwide.
The edict will be in effect as of Thursday morning.
Under the decree, published in the official gazette today, the Egyptian Armed Forces shall take all necessary measures to fend off "terrorist" risks, maintain security and protect public and private properties.
Egypt has been battling militants for years, mainly in the restive northern Sinai. The militants have mainly targeted security and army forces and Christians. (end)