CAIRO.- Islamist militants piled a bus on Friday Christians They went to a remote monastery south of the Egyptian capital and killed at least seven people and injured twelve.
The spokesman a Coptic Orthodox Church, Bouls Halim said that the deadly deaths are likely to go up. Local Church officials in Minya province where a attackIt was claimed that there were still three deaths as the government's announcement, but this number can not be confirmed.
None of the groups immediately attacked the attack, the distinctive features of the ISIS group that had fought for years in the Sahara Peninsula and the Porous Desert Egypt Libya.
That was the second attack two years after the pilgrims, on the way to the San Samuel Concession Monastery. Another attack, In May 2017 nearly 30 dead.
Police in charge of the Interior Ministry said the attackers used alternative, non-enclosed roads to reach their destination close to their destination at the time of the attack. attack.
Most recently, he has committed a series of deadly attacks in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and Tanta, north of the Nile Delta, north of the capital. These attacks, all claimed by ISIS, left at least 100 deaths and increased security for worship and other church-related facilities.
Christians, representing about 10 percent of the 100 million Egyptian population, complain about discrimination in the country where the majority are Muslim.
The Coptic Church, allied with President Abdel-Fatah el-Sisi, sent a defense minister to a military coup against Mohammed Morsi's Islamist president in 2013.