Skip to comments.At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt
Posted on 11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church.
Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman.
At least seven people on the microbus, which had come from Minya, were killed, and at least 13 on a bus from Minya were injured, according to the spokesperson. Earlier Friday, the church's official television channel had said 10 people were killed.
Six of the dead were from the same family, three of whom were brothers, the church spokesperson said. Two women were among those killed, the spokesperson said.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Graphic images shared by the church showed children among the injured. Attackers also fired at two other buses at the same site Friday, the church spokesperson said.
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"I mourn with great sorrow the victims who fell today at the traitorous hands that seek to undermine the nations fabric," Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in a statement. "We are determined to fight terrorism and catch the culprits."
Save Thy people, O Lord,
and bless Thine inheritance.
Grant victory to Thy Church over her enemies,
and protect Thy people by Thy Holy Cross!
Leeyakun thikruha muabadan
There’s that peaceful religion again. So amazed how peaceful they are. Such harmony!
ISIS is being protected in Turkey and in Syria by Erdogan the Islamist.
I pray that god will deal with him.
You never see headlines that say, “Christians attack Muslims”. Someone will probably find one now, but that’s like saying because a poodle went lone wolf, pit bulls are not the bigger problem. Which will inspire someone to say, it’s not the pit bull, it’s the owner, yada yada yada. Now someone else will say, are you saying Christians are poodles? And so we descend into incoherent silliness.
Why do so many idiot ‘reporters’ not know the difference between injured and wounded ?
Yep we see it on TV and in the news daily. I call it ComDem Insanity!
Let’s change the ISIS claim for the attack to “FOO”, “Friends of Obama”. They could be ISIS in the Magreb, Sinai Peninsula, Al Qaeda, or the Muslim Brotherhood.
Since Obama never seriously tried to destroy any of these organizations, I’d say, Alex, “FOO” for $1,000.