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Egypt fears influx of militants after Islamic State defeat
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Islamic State militants are making their way to his country via Libya after the defeat of the extremist group in Syria and Iraq
Gunmen attack bus carrying Egyptian Christians , at least 26 dead
Masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26 people, according to The Associated Press. Another 25 people were wounded in the attack, which took place south of Cairo, Egypt's ministry of interior told the AP. No group immediately claimed
Gunmen attack bus carrying Egyptian Christians
Egypt's Coptic Christian minority appeared to be the target of the deadly attack.
Attack on bus carrying Christians in Egypt leaves at least 24 dead
Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said.
Pope Francis draws 15,000 to open-air mass in Egypt weeks after deadly attacks on country's churches
Pope Francis drew a crowd of 15,000 to an open-air Mass in Egypt on his last day visiting the overwhelmingly Muslim nation, where Christians and their churches have been the target of recent attacks by Islamic militants. Francis led the Mass on Saturday in Cairo at the country's Air Defense
Pope Francis visits Egypt just weeks after attacks on Coptic churches
Pope Francis arrived in Cairo Friday on his first papal trip to Egypt, which is aimed at addressing tensions between the country's Muslims and Christians after recent violence targeting the Coptic minority. Although Pope Francis has eschewed the armored "popemobile" used by his predecessors on
Hundreds mourn bombing victims at Egypt church
Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Mar Girgis church in Tanta, Egypt, on Easter Sunday, one week after twin bombings claimed the lives of 45 people and sent the country into a state of emergency. The Coptic Christian church was the site of the first of the two bombings on Palm Sunday last week.
Palm Sunday bombings are the latest in a string of attacks against Egypt's Christians
Egyptian Christians , who endured two deadly church bombings on Palm Sunday for which ISIS claimed credit, have long been targeted for attacks in the Arab world's most populous country. Egypt's Christian minority make up about 10 percent of the country's population, according to a recent estimate
Egypt declares state of emergency; ISIS attacks killed scores of Palm Sunday churchgoers
Egypt is declaring a state of emergency following twin bomb blasts in churches that were packed for Palm Sunday services. The state of emergency will last for three months, according to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The attacks, which were claimed by ISIS, follow warnings by the
Egypt's Christians express anguish, despair after twin Palm Sunday blasts
Egyptian Christians expressed anguish and despair following twin bombings that ripped through two of the country's Coptic churches on Palm Sunday , killing at least 44 people and injured at least 126 others. Chantal Labib, a 24-year-old school teacher, told ABC News that she saw news of the blasts