Massacre of Egyptian Copts continues: a Coptic Christian man shot dead in the North of Sinai

Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country’s Christian minority. The officials said three masked gunmen carried out the attack and identified the victim as 35-year-old Bassem Attallah.

IS has repeatedly targeted Egypt’s Christians, killing more than 100 in a series of deadly bombings and shootings since December 2016. The latest attack was last month, when a gunman opened fire outside a church in Cairo, killing nine people.