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Egypt: ISIS Kills 7 Coptic Christians, Gov. Claims to Kill 19 ISIS Fighters in Response

HeadlineNov 05, 2018

In Egypt, gunmen fired on a pair of buses carrying Coptic Christians Friday, killing seven people—including six members of the same family—and wounding 18 others. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the massacre in Minya province, south of Cairo. Egypt’s Interior Ministry claimed Sunday its officers fought a battle with the gunmen after the assault, killing 19 of them. On Saturday, mourners at a funeral for the victims protested when a bishop thanked security forces for protecting their church. Scores of Egypt’s Coptic Christians have been killed in similar attacks in recent years.

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