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IS claims attack the coptic christians of Egypt on

IS claims attack the coptic christians of Egypt on

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Islamic State (IS) has the attack on Friday on two buses with the coptic christians in Egypt claimed. That made the terrorist group on Saturday in a statement.

With the attack in the Egyptian province of al-Minya fell sure 29 dead. The christians were on the way to the St. Samuelklooster in the desert northwest of the city of al-Minya. They were shot from three all-terrain vehicles.

In the region of al-Minya, about 220 kilometers south of Cairo, there is a relatively large christian minority. There are more often clashes between the muslim and coptic populations.

Christians in Egypt are the target of muslim extremists. At the beginning of april fell by two attacks on churches in the north of the country more than 45 dead. IS demanded there, but also the responsibility for it. IS threatened at the beginning of this month with more attacks on christians and westerners.

The Egyptian air force conducted Friday night retaliation for the attack in Libya. According to the military authorities concerned the six attacks on camps where militants are trained.

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