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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 »

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack - BBC News

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say. The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya ...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 »

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

A man burns incense by a coffin as relatives of killed Coptic Christians gather during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Maghagha on May 26, 2017. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images. By. Asa Fitch,. Asa Fitch. The Wall Street Journal ...and more »

28 killed in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt - Los Angeles Times

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and it's unclear if any suspects have been detained. (May 26, 2017). A bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo was targeted in a bloody attack by gunmen Friday, killing 28 people ...and more »

Egypt Attack: Coptic Christians Killed on Bus Heading to Monastery - NBCNews.com

State TV reported the vehicle was attacked as it traveled on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in Minya province, which is located about 140 miles south of Cairo. A spokesman for the interior ministry said the Christians were killed when "unknown ...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 »

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed - Reuters

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered ...and more »

Egypt strikes in Libya after ambush attack on Coptic Christians kills at least 28 - Chicago Tribune

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and it's unclear if any suspects have been detained. Hamza Hendawi and Mohammed WagdyAssociated Press. Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday ...and more »

Egypt Gunmen Kill 26 Coptic Christians as They Drove to Monastery - Newsweek

Updated | Masked gunmen have killed at least 26 Coptic Christians south of Cairo as they traveled to a monastery on Friday, according to a health ministry spokesman. The attack also wounded 25 people, Khaled Megahed told state television, according to ...and more »