7 Christians killed and 14 injured in a new attack against copts in Egypt

At least seven Christians pilgrims killed and14 injured in attack on bus heading toward Coptic monastery in Egypt, archbishop told Reuters.

Church spokesman Bouls Halim said the death toll is likely to rise. Local church officials in Minya province put the death toll at 10, but the higher figure could not be confirmed. No group immediately claimed the attack south of the capital Cairo, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic State militants who have for years been fighting security forces in the Sinai peninsula and along Egypt’s porous desert border with Libya.