Coptic Christian Funerals after Gunmen Attack in Egypt

Published November 4th, 2018 - 10:18 GMT

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Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to people killed in an attack.

The attackers opened fire on the bus of pilgrims in Minya province after the occupants had visited the Saint Samuel monastery.

Gunmen killed at least 7 people, all Coptic Christians, in a bus headed toward a monastery. Another 14 people were wounded. The attack took place close to where gunmen killed 28 Coptic Christians last year.

Mourners expressed grief and anger as they left Prince Tadros church in the city of Minya, where the bodies of six victims lay in white coffins. Continue reading below »

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A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018.  
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Image 1 of 10:  1 / 10A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Gunmen in Egypt killed at least 7 people, all Coptic Christians, in a bus headed toward a monastery. Another 14 people were wounded (Twitter)
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Image 2 of 10:  2 / 10Gunmen in Egypt killed at least 7 people, all Coptic Christians, in a bus headed toward a monastery. Another 14 people were wounded (Twitter)

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A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 3 of 10:  3 / 10A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Egyptian relatives and friends of Christian Assad Labib, 35 year old, carry his casket during his funeral at the Anglican Church in Sawaada village near Minya city early on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10Egyptian relatives and friends of Christian Assad Labib, 35 year old, carry his casket during his funeral at the Anglican Church in Sawaada village near Minya city early on November 3, 2018. STR / AFP

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Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to six of seven people killed in an attack by the Islamic State on Friday (Twitter)
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Image 5 of 10:  5 / 10Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to six of seven people killed in an attack by the Islamic State on Friday (Twitter)

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A Coptic Christian man mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 6 of 10:  6 / 10A Coptic Christian man mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 7 of 10:  7 / 10A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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A Coptic priest blesses the coffins of victims, killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10A Coptic priest blesses the coffins of victims, killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Coptic Christian priets leave the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, following a morning ceremony for victims killed in an attack a day earlier, on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 9 of 10:  9 / 10Coptic Christian priets leave the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, following a morning ceremony for victims killed in an attack a day earlier, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Coptic Christians carry the coffins of victims killed in an attack a day earlier,following a morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
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Image 10 of 10:  10 / 10Coptic Christians carry the coffins of victims killed in an attack a day earlier,following a morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018.  
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 1 of 10A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Gunmen in Egypt killed at least 7 people, all Coptic Christians, in a bus headed toward a monastery. Another 14 people were wounded (Twitter)

Image 2 of 10Gunmen in Egypt killed at least 7 people, all Coptic Christians, in a bus headed toward a monastery. Another 14 people were wounded (Twitter)

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A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 3 of 10A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Egyptian relatives and friends of Christian Assad Labib, 35 year old, carry his casket during his funeral at the Anglican Church in Sawaada village near Minya city early on November 3, 2018. 
STR / AFP

Image 4 of 10Egyptian relatives and friends of Christian Assad Labib, 35 year old, carry his casket during his funeral at the Anglican Church in Sawaada village near Minya city early on November 3, 2018. STR / AFP

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Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to six of seven people killed in an attack by the Islamic State on Friday (Twitter)

Image 5 of 10Hundreds of Egyptian Coptic Christians gathered Saturday for a funeral service south of Cairo to bid farewell to six of seven people killed in an attack by the Islamic State on Friday (Twitter)

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A Coptic Christian man mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 6 of 10A Coptic Christian man mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 7 of 10A Coptic Christian woman mourns victims killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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A Coptic priest blesses the coffins of victims, killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 8 of 10A Coptic priest blesses the coffins of victims, killed in an attack a day earlier, during an early morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Coptic Christian priets leave the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, following a morning ceremony for victims killed in an attack a day earlier, on November 3, 2018. 
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 9 of 10Coptic Christian priets leave the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, following a morning ceremony for victims killed in an attack a day earlier, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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Coptic Christians carry the coffins of victims killed in an attack a day earlier,following a morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. 
MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

Image 10 of 10Coptic Christians carry the coffins of victims killed in an attack a day earlier,following a morning ceremony at the Prince Tadros church in Egypt's southern Minya province, on November 3, 2018. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP

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