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cairo—unknown gunmen opened fire friday on a bus carrying coptic christians to a monastery in southern egypt, local media reports said, killing at least 20 people, in the latest attack on the minority christian community.the bus was headed to the monastery in the city of minya, some 190 miles south of the capital cairo, al ahram newspaper......

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minya, egypt—gunmen killed at least 28 people on a bus carrying christian pilgrims in egypt on friday, prompting egypt’s president abdel fattah al sisi to order retaliatory airstrikes in libya as he faces an emerging national security crisis.the airstrikes, egypt’s first in libya since 2015, came as mr. sisi, in a televised speech, blamed islamic state and other terrorists for sowing discord in egypt with a wave of attacks.......

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a team of unidentified gunmen riding in suvs opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christians south of cairo, killing at least 28 people, including two children, officials in egypt said. another 22 people were injured in the attack. the bus was shuttling its occupants to a monastery — saint samuel the confessor — near the minya province when it was attacked by as many as 10 masked gunmen dressed in military uniforms, security officials said.a woman wounded in an attack on coptic christians arrives at nasser institute hospital in cairo, egypt, friday, may 26, 2017.(ahmed abd el-gwad/ap) khaled mogahed, the health ministry spokesman, told local news outlets near the minya province children were among the dead and injured — some of whom are in critical condition.kansas city man accused o...

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cairo—gunmen in three sport-utility vehicles ambushed and opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christian pilgrims to a monastery in central egypt on friday, killing at least 28 people and injuring 24 others, the interior ministry said. there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the mass shooting in minya province, the latest bloodshed in an unprecedented wave of violence against the country’s minority christian community.......

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gunmen have attacked a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to state media.the bus came under fire 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.the interior ministry said at least 26 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack.a ministry spokesman said security chiefs had arrived at the scene of the attack and had cordoned off the area.there was no immediate claim of responsibility.following the attack, president abdel fattah el-sisi called for a meeting with security officials, state media said. egypt's christian minority, which makes up about 10 percent of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by a...

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the attack follows pope francis' recent visit to egypt in part to show his support for the christians minority.         ...

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the attack follows pope francis' recent visit to egypt in part to show his support for the christians minority.         ...

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the attack follows pope francis' recent visit to egypt in part to show his support for the christians minority.        ...

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cairo — the latest on the attack on a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt (all times local):4 p.m.israel is strongly condemning the attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying christians in neighboring egypt that killed 28 people.prime minister benjamin netanyahu's office issued a statement friday sending "condolences from the israeli people to the egyptian people and to president el-sissi."it says "terrorism will be defeated quicker if all countries act together against it."israel and egypt signed a peace treaty in 1979 and maintain close security cooperation.the bus attack bore the hallmarks of the islamic state group, which claimed responsibility for three attacks against churches since december that left about 75 people dead. the group recently warned egyptian muslims to stay away ...

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minya, egypt — masked militants in military-style uniforms opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christians in central egypt on friday, killing at least 28 people in the latest bloodshed targeting the country’s christian minority, officials said.there was no immediate claim of responsibility. but the islamic state has claimed links to previous attacks against egypt’s christians, who make up about 10 percent of the population. the massacre took place on the eve of islam’s holy month of ramadan, a time when some militant factions have stepped up attacks in the past.the ambush — in the minya region about 150 miles south of cairo — underscored the increasing pressures on egyptian forces as islamist militants gain greater footholds around the country, undercutting egypt’s vital tou...

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minya, egypt — masked militants in military-style uniforms opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christians in central egypt on friday, killing at least 28 people in the latest bloodshed targeting the country’s christian minority, officials said.there was no immediate claim of responsibility. but the islamic state has claimed links to previous attacks against egypt’s christians, who make up about 10 percent of the population. the massacre took place on the eve of islam’s holy month of ramadan, a time when some militant factions have stepped up attacks in the past.the ambush — in the minya region about 150 miles south of cairo — underscored the increasing pressures on egyptian forces as islamist militants gain greater footholds around the country, undercutting egypt’s vital tou...

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cairo — militants in military-style uniforms opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christians in central egypt on friday, killing at least 28 people in the latest bloodshed targeting the country’s christian minority, officials said.there was no immediate claim of responsibility. but the islamic state has claimed links to previous attacks against egypt’s christians, who make up about 10 percent of the population. the attack also took place on the eve of islam’s holy month of ramadan, a time when some militant factions have stepped up attacks in the past.the ambush — in the minya region about 150 miles south of cairo — underscored the increasing pressures on egyptian forces as islamist militants gain greater footholds around the country, undercutting egypt’s vital tourism indust...

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egyptian state tv says 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in an attack by gunmen on a bus carrying coptic christians south of cairo. the report quotes local health officials as saying that the attack happened on friday while the bus was traveling on the road to the st. samuel monastery in the minya governorate, about 140 miles, south of the egyptian capital. no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.tags:newswiresworld newswiressend a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet...

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a team of unidentified gunmen riding in suvs opened fire on a bus carrying coptic christians south of cairo, killing at least 28 people, including two children, officials in egypt said. another 22 people were injured in the attack. the bus was shuttling its occupants to a monastery — saint samuel the confessor — near the minya province when it was attacked by as many as 10 masked gunmen dressed in military uniforms, security officials said. khaled mogahed, the health ministry spokesman, told local news outlets there children were among the dead and injured — some of whom are in critical condition.an image grab taken from egypt's state-run nile news tv channel on may 26, 2017 shows the remains of a bus that was attacked.(nile news/afp/getty images) local officials said a pair of littl...

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cairo — the latest on the attack on a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt (all times local):4 p.m.israel is strongly condemning the attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying christians in neighboring egypt that killed 28 people.prime minister benjamin netanyahu’s office issued a statement friday sending “condolences from the israeli people to the egyptian people and to president el-sissi.”it says “terrorism will be defeated quicker if all countries act together against it.”israel and egypt signed a peace treaty in 1979 and maintain close security cooperation.the bus attack bore the hallmarks of the islamic state group, which claimed responsibility for three attacks against churches since december that left about 75 people dead. the group recently warned egyptian muslims to ...

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image copyrightepaimage caption the funeral of some victims killed in the attack took place later in the day egyptian forces have struck "terrorist training camps" in retaliation for an attack on coptic christians, president abdul fattah al-sisi has said.state media say six strikes hit the town of derna in neighbouring libya.gunmen earlier attacked a bus carrying worshippers in central egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others.president sisi said he would "not hesitate to strike terrorist camps anywhere".announcing the strike in a tv speech late on friday, he promised to "protect our people from the evil".countries supporting terrorism should be punished, he said, as he appealed to us president donald trump for help.military sources told reuters news agency that the militant...

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no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.        ...

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masked gunmen attacked a group of coptic christians in southern egypt on friday, killing 26 people and wounding 26 others as they were driving to a monastery, medical sources and eyewitnesses said. the group was traveling in two buses and a small truck in minya province, which is home to a sizeable christian minority, the sources said.provincial governor essam al-bedaiwy said earlier that 23 people had been killed and 25 wounded. eyewitnesses said the copts were attacked as they were going to pray at the monastery of saint samuel the confessor in the western part of the province.they said masked men stopped the vehicles on a road leading to the monastery and opened fire. coptic christians, who make up about 10 percent of egypt’s population of 92 million, have been the subject of a series...

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at least 28 coptic christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them in egypt's minya province.the christians were headed on may 26 to the saint samuel monastery, located outside minya city - about 220km south of the capital cairo - when masked attackers in three pickup trucks opened fire on them before fleeing the scene. there was no immediate 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.source: al jazeera and news agencies...

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abu dhabi: the uae has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a bus that was carrying coptic christians to a monastery in minya governorate in egypt, which resulted in deaths and injuries to a large number of people.the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, in a statement, has affirmed the solidarity of the uae with egypt, stating that the country stood by egypt’s side in the face of this criminal and malicious act. “we stand with egypt and its people against extremism and terrorism,” the ministry said, describing this attack as a “new crime added to the black record of terrorism and terrorists.”it called on all countries worldwide to stand together to eradicate this serious scourge, which aims to destroy communities and spread chaos, stoke conflict and d...

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cairo — masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying coptic christians to a monastery south of cairo on friday, killing at least 28 people, and egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in libya.president abdel-fattah el-sissi announced the retaliatory action hours after the bus was riddled with machine-gun fire on a remote desert road by suspected islamic state militants riding in three suvs."what you've seen today will not go unpunished. an extremely painful strike has been dealt to the bases. egypt will never hesitate to strike terror bases anywhere," el-sissi said in a televised address to the nation.he also appealed to u.s. president donald trump to lead the global war against terror.the ambush of the bus was the fourth deadly attack against ...

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media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionaftermath of attack on bus carrying coptic christiansgunmen have attacked a bus carrying coptic christians in central egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say.the bus was travelling to the monastery of st samuel the confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of cairo, from minya province when it came under fire. no group immediately said it was behind the attack.but islamic state (is) militants have targeted copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.two suicide bombings at palm sunday services at churches in the northern cities of alexandria and tanta on 9 april left 46 people dead.another suicide bombing at a church in the capital in december killed 29 people, while a christian community wa...

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image copyrightnile newsimage caption the copts had been travelling to the ancient monastery of st samuel, in western minya, to pray gunmen have attacked a bus carrying coptic christians in central egypt, killing at least 23 people and wounding 25 others, state media report.the bus was heading towards the monastery of st samuel the confessor in minya province, about 220km (140 miles) south cairo, when it came under fire. no group immediately said it was behind the attack.but islamic state (is) militants have targeted copts several times in recent months, and vowed to do so again.two suicide bombings at churches in the northern cities of alexandria and tanta on 9 april left 46 people dead.witnesses told reuters news agency that the copts killed on friday had been travelling to the ancient m...

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cairo — the latest on the attack on a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt (all times local):09:45 p.m.senior officials say egyptian fighter jets have struck militant bases in eastern libya in retaliation for an attack by suspected islamic state militants that killed 28 christians south of cairo.the officials said the warplanes on friday targeted the headquarters of the shura council in the city of darna, where local militias are known to be linked to al-qaida, not the islamic state group.the officials spoke shortly after president abdel-fattah el-sissi said in a televised address that egypt will strike bases where militants who wage attacks in egypt are trained, no matter where they are.el-sissi also directly appealed to president trump to lead the global war against terror.___09:15 ...

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dubai landmark lit up egyptian flag colours in solidarity with victims of attack on coptic christiansdubai: the burj khalifa was lit up in the colours of the egyptian flag on saturday night, in solidarity with the victims of friday’s terrorist attack on a bus carrying coptic christians.image credit: javed nawab / gulf newsthe uae strongly condemned the attack on friday. the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation affirmed the solidarity of the uae with egypt, stating that the country stood by egypt in the face of this criminal and malicious act.the victims were on their way to to a monastery in the province of minya early friday when gunmen driving in three cars opened fire at the bus, police said.semi-official newspaper al ahram, citing an unnamed church official, said...

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cairo — the latest on developments in egypt (all times local):3:45 p.m.scandinavian leaders have joined the chorus of world leaders condemning the attack on coptic christians traveling to a remote desert monastery south of cairo that killed 29.denmark’s prime minister lars loekke rasmussen says “we are united in fighting terrorism” and added saturday that those behind it were “primitive terrorist criminals.”norwegian foreign minister borge brende tweeted that he was “appalled by yet another deadly attack on #copticchristians in #egypt. rel. minorities must be protected in egypt and across the world.”his swedish counterpart, margot wallstrom, said sweden strongly condemns the attack, adding “our thoughts go to the victims’ families & all affected.”___1:50 p.m.the islam...

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taormina, italy — trump condemns attack on coptic christians in egypt, blames ‘evil organizations of terror’ and ‘thuggish ideology’copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed....

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warning: graphic images cairo: gunmen attacked a group of coptic christians travelling to a monastery in central egypt on friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, health ministry officials said. a policeman and a priest next to the bus at the centre of friday's attack. photo: apeyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the christians, who were travelling in a bus and other vehicles. local television channels showed a bus apparently raked by gunfire and smeared with blood. clothes and shoes could be seen lying in and around the bus.there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of the holy month of ramadan. it followed a series of church bombings claimed by islamic state.president abdel fattah al-...

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egyptian air force planes have carried out six strikes directed at camps near derna in libya, where armed men responsible for a deadly attack on christians are believed to have trained, egyptian military sources say.egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi announced on friday that he had directed strikes against what he called "terrorist camps", declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished."egypt will never hesitate to strike terror camps anywhere ... if it plans attacking egypt whether inside or outside the country," sisi said.earlier on friday, at least 28 coptic christians were killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in egypt's minya province.the christians were headed to the saint...

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egyptian air force planes have carried out six strikes directed at camps near derna in libya, where armed men responsible for a deadly attack on christians are believed to have trained, egyptian military sources say.egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi announced on friday that he had directed strikes against what he called "terrorist camps", declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished."egypt will never hesitate to strike terror camps anywhere ... if it plans attacking egypt whether inside or outside the country," sisi said.earlier on friday, at least 28 coptic christians were killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in egypt's minya province.the christians were headed to the saint...

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at least 28 coptic christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in egypt's minya province.the christians were headed on friday to the saint samuel monastery, located outside minya city, about 220km south of the capital cairo, when the masked attackers, who came in three pickup trucks, opened fire of them before fleeing the scene.egyptian security and medical officials told the associated press news agency that of the 28 dead, many were children.there was no immediate claim of responsibility.photos of a bus  at the scene aired by state tv showed its windows shot out."they used automatic weapons," essam el-bedawi, minya's governor, told state media.security forces launched a hunt for the attackers, setting up d...

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at least 28 coptic christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in egypt's minya province.the christians were headed on friday to the saint samuel monastery, located outside minya city, about 220km south of the capital cairo, when the masked attackers, who came in three pickup trucks, opened fire of them before fleeing the scene.egyptian security and medical officials told the associated press news agency that of the 28 dead, many were children.there was no immediate claim of responsibility.photos of a bus  at the scene aired by state tv showed its windows shot out."they used automatic weapons," essam el-bedawi, minya's governor, told state media.security forces launched a hunt for the attackers, setting up d...

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egyptian air force planes on friday carried out six strikes directed at camps near derna in libya, where armed men responsible for a deadly attack on christians are believed to have trained, according to military sources.the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis) group on saturday claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in an online statement that it had been carried out by one of its affiliates. egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi announced on friday that he had directed strikes against what he called "terrorist camps", declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished."egypt will never hesitate to strike terror camps anywhere ... if it plans attacking egypt whether inside or outside the country," sisi said.the egyp...

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egypt retaliates with airstrikes on purported militant training bases in libya.         ...

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