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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 »

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 »

Egypt: At least 28 dead as gunmen fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians - CNN

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) At least 28 people were killed in Egypt after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in what officials are calling a terror attack. Ten assailants wearing fatigues and face masks fired on the passengers ...and more »

Masked gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians south of Cairo and injure dozens of others - eyewitnesses - Irish Independent

Masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 26 others as they were driving to a monastery, medical sources and eyewitnesses said. The group was traveling in two buses and a small truck ...and more »

Egypt strikes Libya after deadly bus attack against Christians -

Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya, which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el ...and more »

Children among 28 Christians shot dead on bus - Irish Independent

Bodies of some of the victims killed when gunmen stormed a bus in Minya, Egypt 1 Bodies of some of the victims killed when gunmen stormed a bus in Minya, Egypt. Photo: AP. Ahmed Aboulenein. May 27 2017 2:30 AM. 0 Comments. Email. Gunmen attacked a ...and more »

Why Do Coptic Christians Keep Getting Attacked? - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Friday is usually the most peaceful day in the Egyptian week, a day most often reserved for time with family. This Friday in particular—the last day before the ...and more »

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians - Gulf Times

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for shooting dead 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, an attack that prompted retaliatory air strikes on jihadists in neighbouring Libya. The shooting in the province of Minya on Friday ...and more »

Five Things to Know About Egypt's Coptic Christians - Wall Street Journal

Egypt's Christian minority has been present throughout the country for centuries, with many tracing their roots to original ancient inhabitants of the land. Now they are the target of a stepped-up campaign of violence by Islamic State, whose Egyptian ...and more »

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror -

Survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. Videos of interviews with the ...and more »