Egypt Police Kill 2 Gunmen Responsible for November Copts Attack

Published December 9th, 2018 - 10:20 GMT
Coptic Christians carry the coffin of a victim killed in an IS-claimed attack that took place on Friday against pilgrims in Egypt's Minya province. (AFP Photo/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED )
Coptic Christians carry the coffin of a victim killed in an IS-claimed attack that took place on Friday against pilgrims in Egypt's Minya province. (AFP Photo/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED )

Egyptian police killed two gunmen suspected of involvement in last month’s attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Security forces had previously killed 19 militants suspected of involvement in the Nov. 2 attack.

Police, helped by the military, found the gunmen in Assiut governorate, which lies to the south of Minya, the statement added.

They were in possession of three automatic rifles, one shotgun and an unspecified amount of ammunition, Reuters reported.

ISIS claimed responsibility for last month’s attack, which took place at exactly the same spot as a May 2017 attack that killed 28.

ISIS also claimed responsibility for that attack.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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