The police took the terrorists’ hideout by storm on November 2, killing all the extremists who had been hiding there, according to the ministry.
On November 2, unidentified attackers opened fire at Copts heading to the monastery of St. Samuel in the Upper Egyptian Minya Governorate. According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, seven people were killed and 12 others injured.
The incident is not the first case of attacks on the Egyptian Christian minority's churches.
In December 2016, 29 people were killed and 47 others injured in an attack on a Coptic cathedral in Cairo, while in April 2017 at least 48 people were killed and around 90 others injured in a double attack on churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.