Thirty-five Coptic Christians have been killed and more than 20 wounded in an attack by gunmen on two buses in Upper Egypt this morning.
The group were on their way to visit a monastery in the Minya district. Ten masked men dressed in military uniforms stopped the buses, climbed in and started shooting.
It is believed that there was a cameraman with the terrorists filming the attack. One bus was carrying mainly children. Our partner fears the death toll may yet rise.
‘This is a very sad day for Egyptian Christians and for our nation,’ he said.
‘Please pray for God’s comfort for the families of those who died and are injured.’
Please also pray that the church in Egypt would stay strong and look to the Lord for help after yet another violent assault on Christians.
Pray that the Egyptian Government would put in place measures to protect more fully Christians outside the capital.
(Source: Release partner)