Eleven dead, five injured as gunman attack Coptic Church, Christian-owned shop in Egypt

A gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in attacks on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested, the Egyptian interior ministry and church officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a statement carried out by its Amaq news agency, though it… Read More Eleven dead, five injured as gunman attack Coptic Church, Christian-owned shop in Egypt

Dozens dead, scores injured as bomb attacks hit Coptic churches in Egypt

At least 36 people were killed and more than 100 injured in bomb attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday, in the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which come a week before Coptic Easter and in the same… Read More Dozens dead, scores injured as bomb attacks hit Coptic churches in Egypt