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Aftermath of terror attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt

Egypt Attack: Masked gunmen killed at least 28 people and wounded 22 on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, south of the Egyptian capital, the Interior Ministry said.

A representative for the interior ministry said the Christians were executed when "obscure people driving three four-wheel drive vehicles started shooting aimlessly on a bus."

No group instantly asserted obligation regarding the assault, the fourth to target Christians since December, however it bore the signs of the Islamic State group. The assault went ahead the eve of the begin of the Muslim sacred month of Ramadan.

The attack happened while the bus was going on a side road in the desert prompting the remote religious community of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Maghagha, in Minya governorate, around 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo where Christians represent more than 35 percent of the populace, the most noteworthy proportion in any province.

The Associated Press cited security authorities as saying witnesses saw in the vicinity of eight and 10 assailants, wearing military outfits and wearing covers. The vehicle was going from the close-by region of Bani Suief. Security strengths propelled a chase for the aggressors, setting up many checkpoints and watches on the desert road.

Christians make up around 10 percent of Egypt's generally Muslim populace of 83 million. They have since a long time ago confronted segregation, yet as of late they have gotten themselves progressively targeted by Islamist extremists.