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‘The terrorists had their fun with the martyrs’

International | Details emerge from Friday’s attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/05/18, 11:07 am

EGYPT: A terror attack Friday on a bus in Minya killed seven, including five members of one family, and injured 18. Security forces say they have killed 19 militants believed responsible for the attack, claimed by Islamic State. “The terrorists had their fun with the martyrs,” said 26-year-old witness Alfouns Saed.

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Egyptian forces kill militants behind Coptic attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/05/18, 10:42 am

Security forces in Egypt killed 19 militants suspected of staging the Friday attack in which seven Coptic Christians died, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Sunday. The ministry said the forces tracked down the militants to a cell in the desert west of the central Minya province. Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, in which gunmen targeted a bus of Coptic pilgrims near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Beni Suef province.

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Suspected extremists kill at least seven Copts in Egypt

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/02/18, 12:03 pm

Suspected Islamic militants killed at least seven people and wounded 12 others in an attack Friday on a bus transporting Coptic Christians in Egypt, according to officials. The Copts were near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in the Minya province when they were ambushed by gunmen. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Bouls Halim said the death toll would likely rise. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (ISIS) offshoot in Egypt has repeatedly targeted Copts in the country.

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