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Egypt launches fresh round of attacks on Libyan camps



Egypt launches fresh round of attacks on Libyan camps

Hours after Egyptian fighter jets struck eastern Libya following a shooting that killed 29 Coptic Christians and wounded 24 others in the southern Egyptian province of Minya, on Friday, Egyptian forces have struck the area again.

According to eyewitnesses, Egyptian forces have launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

Read also: 26 Coptic Christians gunned down by unknown assailants in Egypt

The attack saw masked militants boarding vehicles en route to a monastery where they opened fire at a bus carrying Coptic Christians killing scores of passengers and wounded dozens of other victims who were rushed to hospital.

An Egyptian ministry spokesman said the bus came under fire on Friday while travelling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya province, about 220km south of the capital, Cairo.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest directed at Egypt’s increasingly embattled Christian minority following two church bombings last month that killed more than 45, also claimed by the group.







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