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Egyptian prosecutors sent to site of terrorist attack on Copts in Minya to investigate

Ahram Online , Friday 2 Nov 2018
 Nabil Sadek
Egypt's public prosecutor Nabil Sadek (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Egypt’s prosecutor-general Nabil Sadek has dispatched a team of prosecutors to the site of the terrorist attack on a bus which killed at least seven Copts and injured 12 near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Upper Egypt's Minya on Friday.

In an official statement, Sadek ordered members of northern Minya prosecution and members of Supreme State Security prosecution to the site to investigate the attack.

He also instructed the team to head to hospitals where the injured are receiving treatment to listen to their testimonies on the circumstances of the attack.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, seven people were killed and 12 were injured in the terror attack which took place near the monastery in Maghagha. 

Security forces are currently searching for the unknown gunmen who carried out the terror attack on the bus, according to the sources.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a statement on his official Facebook page shortly after the attack mourning the victims, vowing to continue the war against terrorism.

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