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

UPDATE: CAIRO (AP) - The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local): 1:50 p.m.. 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 ...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 »

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 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 »

Egypt: Gunmen Attack Christians, Killing At Least 24 - LEX18 Lexington KY News

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said. The attack happened while the bus was traveling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in ...and more »

Why Do Coptic Christians Keep Getting Attacked? - The Atlantic

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 start of Ramadan—should have been a time of calm reflection and prayer in Egypt. Instead ...and more »

Gunmen kill at least 28 Coptic Christians in central Egypt - Washington Post

MINYA, Egypt — Masked militants in military-style uniforms opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt on Friday, killing at least 28 people in the latest bloodshed targeting the country's Christian minority, officials said. There ...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 shooting: ISIS claims massacre of 29 - CNN

(CNN) The death toll in Friday's attack on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt has risen to 29, officials said, as the Islamist terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre. The buses were on a desert road headed to a monastery in ...and more »

After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice - NPR

Across a field from the unfinished concrete house where she lives, Suad Thabet can see the spires of the Abu Qarqas monastery. The 70-year-old Coptic Christian grandmother has had trouble sleeping since she was attacked in her nearby Egyptian village ...and more »