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Terrorists attack in Egypt kills 23

26 May, 2017 17:20:36

Terrorists have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 23 people on the spot and wounding dozens, according to state media.


The bus came under attack on Friday while travelling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya province, about 220km south of the capital, Cairo, health officials said.


State TV said at least 23 people were killed and 25 injured in the attack.


There was no instant claim of responsibility.


Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up about 10 percent of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by armed groups.


In April, dozens of people were killed in two separate bomb attacks on churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria during Palm Sunday ceremonies.


A bombing at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 in December 2016, including many women and children.