EGYPT – Isis Attack on Christian Worshipers near Coptic Monastery in Egypt Kills Seven

Independent | November 2, 2018

Isis militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry.

The victims had left St Samuel the Confessor monastery in Minya shortly before the attack on Friday.

All but one of those killed were members of the same family, according to a list of the victims’ names released by the church.

The local Isis affiliate which spearheads militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the extremist group’s Amaq news agency.