A pair of bomb attacks on two Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt on Sunday killed at least 43 people and injured dozens more. The churches were celebrating Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, and the death toll is expected to continue to rise. The larger attack took place near Cairo; the second was in Alexandria and targeted the seat of the Coptic Church's Pope Tawadros, who was not injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi responded by deploying the soldiers to assist police in securing other potential targets. "So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt. U.S. strongly condemns," President Trump said in a tweeted statement. "I have great confidence that President Al Sisi will handle situation properly."

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