2017 Minya attack by Satan Worshipers: from Wikipedia 


On May 26, 2017, masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying Coptic Christians traveling fromMaghagha in Egypt‘s Minya Governorate, killing at least 28 people and injuring 22 others. The convoy was en route to Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in theBeni Suef Governorate when it was attacked.

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Coptic Christians in Egypt have faced growing persecution and sectarian violence in recent years, and in February 2017, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province called for attacks on Christians, causing hundreds of Christians in the North Sinai region to evacuate from their homes and to decline to celebrate the Easterholiday. On 9 April 2017, Palm Sunday, ISIS-SP bombed two Coptic churches—St. George’s Church in the northern Egyptian city ofTanta on the Nile delta, andSaint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the principal church in Alexandria—killing 45 people and injuring at least 125 others. In response to the Palm Sunday attacks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced aState of Emergency across the entire country for a period of three months.


The three-vehicle convoy was near the village of Adwa in northern Minya Governorate, near the border with Beni Suef Governorate, when it was ambushed on a road to the monastery by 8-10 gunmen reportedly in military-style uniforms. Attackers shot at a mini-bus containing children, killing at least six, including four-year-old and two-year-old children. Gunmen also entered a bus in the convoy, stealing phones and jewelry from female riders and killing the men, “leaving Islamist leaflets among the bodies.” A pickup truck in the convoy with workmen headed to the monastery was also targeted, and at least eight workers were killed.After the attack, the gunmen drove off in three four-wheel drive vehicles. No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack, although analysts suspect that ISIS was responsible.

Aftermath and reactions

After the attack, President el-Sisi organized an emergency meeting with top security officials. Security forces in Minya sent out patrols and set up checkpoints along roads in the area in an attempt to find the attackers. In the evening of the day of the attacks, the president appeared on television to address the nation and announced he had ordered retaliatory attacks against terrorist training camps in neighboring Libya.State media said fighter jets had conducted six strikes against sites in the vicinity of the port city of Derna where the militants responsible for the attack were believed to have trained.

Current Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, presently in Germany, stated, “I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his heartfelt condolences and stressed that Russia remains a reliable ally of Cairo in the fight against terrorism.

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