CAIRO — Seven Coptic Christians, including six from the same family, were ambushed and killed Nov. 2 in an attack on their bus by Islamist terrorists.
The Coptic Orthodox Church reported an additional 19 Christians were wounded in the attacks, which took place near St. Samuel the Confessor monastery, about 90 miles south of Cairo. On one of the attacked buses, 6 of 28 members of a family reportedly traveling to a baptism of one of its children were injured.
An Egypt-based Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the attack.
Egypt ranked 17th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. (MS)