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Cairo Opera House suspends all activities for 3 days' mourning after church attacks

The opera will resume its activities in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour on Wednesday 12 April

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Apr 2017
Cairo Opera House
Cairo Opera House (Photo: Ati Metwaly)

Cairo Opera House has declared three days of mourning across all its venues, after bomb attacks on two Egyptian churches killed at least 45 people on Palm Sunday.

The opera house announced on social media that it has suspended all activities at its venues in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.

The facilities will reopen on Wednesday.

One of the attacks, carried out by a suicide bomber, targeted the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria.

The second targeted St George's Church in Tanta.
Both have been claimed by the IS militant group.

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