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Bus Attack Kills Over 20 Egyptian Christians
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Bus Attack Kills Over 20 Egyptian Christians

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to state media.
The bus came under fire on Friday while travelling on the road to St. Samuel Monastery in Minya Province, about 220 km south of the capital, Cairo, Aljazeera quoted health officials as saying.
The interior ministry said at least 26 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack.
A ministry spokesman said security chiefs had arrived at the scene of the attack and had cordoned off the area.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Following the attack, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for a meeting with security officials, state media said.
Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up about 10% of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by armed groups.

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