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7 Coptic Christian pilgrims reported dead in terror attack

ChristianToday.com reports: “At least seven people have been killed after unknown gunmen shot at a bus transporting a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya governorate on Friday, according to Ahram Online.

The group was heading to the monastery of St Samuel the Confessor.

Archbishop Angaelos of London, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, tweeted, ‘Praying for casualties, survivors mourners and all those affected, as well as safety on all our faithful brethren in #Egypt.

While no further deals of the attack have been released, reports appear to indicate it echoes a similar attack in May 2017 in which 28 people were killed by Al-Qaeda-affiliation terrorists. Twenty-two other were injured.

The victims from today’s reported attack were also heading to St Samuel’s Monastery…”

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