Security measures tightened at all Egypt's archaeological sites and museums: Official

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 15 Dec 2016

Antiquities authorities are tightening security measures at archaeological sites in the aftermath of Sunday Cairo church bombing

Giza Plateau

Mostafa Amin, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, has ordered on Thursday security tightened at all archaeological sites and museums across Egypt in the wake of Sunday's deadly bombing in the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Cairo, which left 25 dead and more than 40 injured.

Amin told Ahram Online that he ordered all top officials in the ministry to coordinate efforts with the Tourism and Antiquities Police, National Security Agency, the Armed Forces, and the Civil Defense Authority in order to respond to any potential attack at heritage sites.

“All archaeological sites and museums are safe and well protected by police and security personnel,” Amin asserted.

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