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Dozens dead as gunmen attack bus of Coptic Christians in Egypt - Telegraph.co.uk

At least 28 people, including many children, were massacred in Egypt on Friday when gunmen ambushed groups of Egyptian Christians traveling along a desert road towards a remote monastery. The killers lay in wait in the desert outside the city of Minya ...and more »

Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them - The Guardian

A priest walks in front of the Saint Samuel monastery in Maghagha. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP. Egypt. Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them. Relatives of people killed in attack on bus convoy say state of emergency in ...and more »

Egypt launches raids in Libya after attack on Coptic Christians kills 26 - The Guardian

Coverage on Egypt's state-run Nile News TV showing the remains of the bus. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. Egypt. Egypt launches raids in Libya after attack on Coptic Christians kills 26. Children among dead and at least 22 wounded in gun attack on ...and more »

Gunmen in Egypt Force Coptic Christian Pilgrims From Buses and Kill 28 - New York Times

CAIRO — Dressed in military fatigues, the gunmen waved down the bus filled with Christian pilgrims as it wended its way down a dusty side-road in the desert of western Egypt, headed toward a monastery. Claiming to be security officers, the gunmen ...and more »

Pope Francis Says Coptic Christians Killed in Egypt Bus Attack Were 'Martyrs' - NBCNews.com

Francis led thousands of people in prayer Sunday for the victims, who Francis said were killed in "another act of ferocious violence" after having refused to renounce their Christian faith. Image: Coptic Christians shout after the funeral of some of ...and more »

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on Terrorist Attack in Egypt - MFA China

Q: On May 26, a terrorist attack on Coptic Christians was carried out in Minya province, Egypt. At least 28 people were killed and 26 injured. What is your comment? A: China strongly condemns the severe terrorist attack in Minya province, Egypt ...and more »

ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt bus attack; 29 Christians killed - KHQ Right Now

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on Coptic Christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of Cairo that killed 29. The group's news agency, Aamaq, said on Saturday that an IS unit targeted the bus the previous ...and more »

Egypt bus shooting: At least 26 dead after attack on Coptic Christians - Sky News

The attack is the latest by Islamic State in Egypt and comes on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. 15:11, UK, Friday 26 May 2017. IS-linked militants opened fire on the bus as it travelled to a monastery. Image: IS-linked militants opened fire on ...and more »

Minya bus shooting: Pope Francis calls Coptic Christians massacred in Egypt attack 'martyrs' - The Independent

The Pontiff led thousands of people in prayer for the 29 victims, who he said were killed in “another act of ferocious violence” after having refused to renounce their Christian faith at gunpoint. Speaking from his studio window over St Peter's Square ...and more »

Minya bus shooting: Isis claims responsibility for attack which left 29 Coptic Christians dead - The Independent

Egyptian authorities said the victims were travelling through the Minya region towards Maghagha in the north west of the country when they were surrounded by eight to 10 attackers wearing military uniforms and masks who then opened fire, on Friday. The ...and more »