Seven dead on an offensive coping bus


A temple in Minya, Egypt – IBRAHIM EZZAT / AFP

Seven Coptic Christians were killed on a Friday in Egypt when the gunmen opened fire on the bus where Minyaba moved (in the center), the bishop of the province telephoned the AFP on the phone.

A security official told AFP that an attack on the Minya province caused "deaths and injuries".

Minya has touched her

From May 2017, 28 Coptic pilgrims, including many of their children in Minya, were killed by gunmen while traveling on a bus.

Egypt responded to the attack by the Islamic State (IS) group against the air strikes against neighboring Libyan jihadist camps.

The Egyptian branch of the IS operates in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, where it regularly attacks the security forces, especially since the army in Mohamed Morsi deployed Islamist President in 2013.

He also attacked the Christians, and at the beginning of the decade, dozens of families went to the region.

In February 2018, the army launched a major attack on the Sinai jihadists, the so-called "Sinai 2018". The army claims in this operation that more than 450 jihadists died.

Copts is the largest and oldest Christian community in the Middle East, estimated to be about 10 percent of 100 million Egyptians.


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