Egypt Copts burry bus attack victims | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:33 AM, November 04, 2018

Egypt Copts burry bus attack victims

Angry Coptic Christians yesterday buried relatives shot dead on a bus carrying pilgrims south of the Egyptian capital, as security was tightened after the second such jihadist attack on the country's main religious minority in as many years.

The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind Friday's attack, which killed seven Christians returning from a visit to the desert cemetery of Saint Samuel that was also targeted in 2017.

A security source said another seven people were wounded in the shootings near the central Egyptian city of Minya.

Many Copts accuse authorities of not doing enough to protect them, following a string of attacks that have killed over 100 members of their community since 2011.

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