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23 die in attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

There have been number of attacks on Copts in country in recent months claimed by IS militants

Press Trust of India  |  Cairo 

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Gunmen on Friday opened fire on a bus carrying in southern Egypt, killing at least 23 people.

The bus was heading to in the Minya Governorate, 250km south of Cairo.

Twenty-three Christians were killed and twenty five injured, according to the Ministry of Health.

Security forces were searching for the attackers.

The ambulances rushed to the place of the incident to transfer injured to hospitals.

There have been a number of attacks on Copts in the country in recent months claimed by (IS) militants.

Two suicide bombings targeting churches in Tanta and Alexandria on April 9 left at least 46 people dead.

First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 16:45 IST