Egypt Coptic Christian attack: Survivors tell of horror during assault on bus by Islamic State militants

Egypt: Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.

PTI May 28, 2017 18:35:11 IST
Egypt Coptic Christian attack: Survivors tell of horror during assault on bus by Islamic State militants

Egypt: Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.

The videos surfaced on social media networks on Sunday, two days after 29 were killed in the attack on a desert route south of the capital. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on Friday.

One survivor, a small boy who is possibly six, said his mother pushed him under her seat and covered him with a bag.

A young woman speaking from her hospital bed said the assailants ordered the women to surrender their jewelry and money.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

ICC contemplating splitting points for World Test Championship bilateral series affected by COVID-19 pandemic
First Cricket News

ICC contemplating splitting points for World Test Championship bilateral series affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Based on those matches till March, the final positions on the points table could be computed based on the percentage of points the teams have won from the matches that they've contested.

India-US 2+2 talks tomorrow: Dialogue to involve defence, external affairs ministries, key security deal on agenda
India

India-US 2+2 talks tomorrow: Dialogue to involve defence, external affairs ministries, key security deal on agenda

The upcoming US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will be the third such edition between India and the United States

Navrarti 2020: Celebrations start tomorrow; date, time, colours and significance of the autumnal festival
India

Navrarti 2020: Celebrations start tomorrow; date, time, colours and significance of the autumnal festival

Navratri is actually celebrated twice a year. Sharad or Sharadiya Navratri takes place between September and October while Chaitra Navratri falls between March and April