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Shots on Coptic pilgrims in Egypt: Seven dead

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In the Egyptian province of al-Minja, strangers bombarded a bus with Coptic pilgrims today. At least seven people were killed, said a spokesman for the Coptic church. At least 14 people were sometimes seriously injured.

The Interior Ministry in Cairo said that a group of terrorists stopped the bus on their way to a monastery in al-Minja and opened the fire on the pilgrims.

One and a half years ago, assassins had attacked a bus with Coptic pilgrims north of al-Minja. At that time 29 people died, 22 were injured. The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) claimed the deed for itself. The Egyptian military then attacked targets in Libya.