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Seven Killed in Attack on Coptic Christians Bus in Egypt

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Seven Killed in Attack on Coptic Christians Bus in Egypt

The Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Cairo’s Shubra al-Kheima district was the target of a previous attack on August 11, 2018 (AFP)

Seven were killed and at least 7 were wounded after unknown gunmen shot at a bus transporting a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya governorate on Friday, Al Ahram reports.

The bus was heading to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor located in the western desert.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Last year, gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in the same area which killed 28 people and wounded 25 others.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi released a statement on Twitter condemning the attacks. He expressed his deepest sorrow and assured his “determination to continue our efforts to combat terrorism and to pursue the perpetrators.”

Attorney General Nabil Ahmed Sadek appointed a team of northern Minya authorities and a team of supreme state security authorities to investigate the site of the incident.

*The story is still developing.

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