Coptic Christian attack: 10 of the 29 dead ID’d as children heading to monastery to pray

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May 27, 2017

Egypt BusTen of the 29 victims killed in Friday’s ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo were identified as children, a top bishop told The Wall Street Journal.

As many as 10 masked attackers in three SUVs stormed the bus dressed in military uniforms and demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith, witnesses said. Then, the gunmen opened fire.

The children were traveling with their parents to pray at an ancient monastery in central Egypt. Many suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, Bishop Makarios, a Coptic clergyman in Minya Province, told The Journal. Three children on board the bus reportedly survived.

Survivors claimed the killers left behind flyers about the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which begins Friday evening. Local media also reported that the attackers were recording video themselves.

The attack came on the eve of the start of the Muslim holy month. It was the fourth attack targeting the country’s Christian minority since December, and it came on the same week of the suicide bombing in Manchester, where children were believed to be the target.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tins17 says:

    “Vengeance is mine; I will repay,” saith the Lord. {Romans 12:19}.

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  • FIRE1949 says:

    Maybe we should return the “gifts” of islam 10 fold, in kind…….
    Christians / “infidels” have “turned the other cheek” too often.
    Maybe send a “drone bus” down the road loaded with explosives and set it off when attacked, ….cheaper than Hellfire missiles…….

    Or, “kill’em all…..let satan keep’em all”…..

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