Gunmen Attack a Bus Carrying Christians in Minya Leaving a Number of Deaths and Injuries

Gunmen fired on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, where many Christians live in Egypt. Here, a photo from 2015 shows Coptic Christians walking outside St. Markos Church in Minya.

A group of gunmen has opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya leaving 35 dead and and a number of injuries.

Witnesses told Reuters that masked men stopped the bus as it was heading towards the Monastery of Anba Samuel in Minya with one other bus and a small lorry, and then opened fire.

The number of gunmen responsible for the shooting is not confirmed, neither did any group say that they’re behind the act yet.

Christians have been targeted by ISIS which claimed responsibility for two church bombings which were recently carried out.

The story is still developing. We’ll keep you updated.