The deadly bombing in a Egyptian church has killed more than 45 Christians and wounded 100 in a two attacks.
The tragic incident were caught by a CCTV, the video shows the fanatic, dressed in a blue pullover, approaching the gate at St Mark’s in Alexandria but being told to go through the metal detector first by officers.
He then passes a female police officer talking to another woman, and enters a metal detector before an explosion engulfs the area.
The atrocity, which followed another attack in Tanta, was thought to have been aimed at Pope Tawadros II, leader of the ancient Coptic church, who was worshipping in St Mark’s at the time but escaped unharmed.
The dead officers were named as Ahmed Ibrahim, Brigadier General Nagwa El-Haggar and Emad El-Rakiby.
The blasts, claimed by Islamic State, came at the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter, and just weeks before Pope Francis is due to visit the Arab world’s most populous country.
Egyptian President El-Sissi has now declared a state of emergency for three months the whole country.
Under the country’s constitution, Sissi will have to put the measure before parliament, which is stacked with his supporters, for approval within a week.
The chief executive announced the ‘state of emergency for three months’ in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defence council.
In the first attack, a bomb went off inside St. George’s Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, killing at least 27 people and wounding 78, officials said.
As per the Interior Ministry, the attack on St. Mark’s Cathedral, in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt, happened a few hours later and killed at least 16 people and wounding 41 others.
Through their news agency, Aamaq, Isis claimed the attacks, after having recently warned that it would step up violence against Egypt’s Christians.