The Egyptian bus attack killed at least 7 dead and 14 injured IS claimed responsibility.

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 The Egyptian bus attack killed at least 7 dead and 14 injured IS claimed responsibility.


Overseas Network, Nov. 3, AFP reported that a bus in Egypt was attacked on Nov. 2, local time, killing at least seven people and injuring 14 others. IS later claimed responsibility for the incident.

According to Reuters, the bus was on its way to a Coptic monastery in Minya, with Coptic Christians on board. Reported that the scene of the scene heard a heavy gunfire. It is reported that as a Christian minority of only 10% of Egypts 96 million people, Copts have been targeted by IS in recent years. Last May, a group of masked gunmen opened fire on a bus heading for the same monastery, killing 28 people and injuring 22. In December of the same year, a IS gunman attacked a church in the southern suburb of Cairo, killing 9 people. Reported that last month, 17 people were sentenced to death by Egyptian military courts for suicide attacks on churches. In addition, the Egyptian army launched a major offensive against IS on the Sinai Peninsula in February 2018, which has resulted in the death of more than 450 IS elements, according to military estimates. Source: overseas web editor: Ji Ke _b6492

It is reported that as a Christian minority of only 10% of Egypts 96 million people, Copts have been targeted by IS in recent years. Last May, a group of masked gunmen opened fire on a bus heading for the same monastery, killing 28 people and injuring 22. In December of the same year, a IS gunman attacked a church in the southern suburb of Cairo, killing 9 people.

Reported that last month, 17 people were sentenced to death by Egyptian military courts for suicide attacks on churches. In addition, the Egyptian army launched a major offensive against IS on the Sinai Peninsula in February 2018, which has resulted in the death of more than 450 IS elements, according to military estimates.