At least 7 killed as gunmen fire on buses carrying Copts in Minya

At least seven people were killed and seven injured after unknown gunmen shot at a bus transporting a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya governorate on Friday (November 2nd), security sources said.

The group was heading to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, located in the western desert, Ahram Online reported.

Security forces are currently hunting down the gunmen, the security sources said.

A similar attack involving the same monastery took place in May 2017, when gunmen driving three four-wheel drive vehicles shot at a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims to the same location, killing 30 people.

The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) claimed responsibility for that attack.

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