Gunmen attack Christians in Egypt, unknown number of fatalities

Coptic Christians in Egypt used to illustrate the story [Photo: Greenville College Papyrus]

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing a number of them, witnesses said.

The number of deaths in the attack in Minya province was not immediately known.

The BBC said 15 Coptic Christians were killed by gunmen who attacked a bus carrying the victims.

Two suicide bombings killed 44 people in Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, later declared a three-month state of emergency.(Reuters/NAN)

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