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7 dead in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt: church

CAIRO: At least seven Coptic Christians were killed Friday when gunmen opened fire on their bus in central Egypt, said the province's bishop told AFP. A security official confirmed the attack in Minya province, adding that there were "dead and wounded". Copts, a Christian minority that make up 10 percent of Egypt's 96 million people, have in recent years been repeatedly targeted by militants. The Islamic State (IS) killed more than 40 people in twin church bombings in April 2017 and a month later shot dead almost 30…