CAIRO, Nov. 3 (SEE)- In response to the immoral terrorist attack in Minya governorate, the State Information Service (SIS) issued a statement on Friday declaring that an attack on Coptic Christians is an attack on all Egyptians, adding that such crimes are an attempt to undermine the unity and cohesiveness of Egyptians in recent years.
SIS noted that the terrorist entity’s failure to consider the sanctity of worshipers on their way to perform prayers is a complete loss of humanity.
The Service expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, noting that this offense is clear evidence of the entity’s weakness. “Terrorist flows are almost uttering their last breaths in Egypt after the astounding success of the Comprehensive Sinai 2018 operation in securing the 4 corners of Egypt’s borders and eradicating terrorist cells in North and Central Sinai,” SIS added.
Under the framework of the army’s preemptive operations strategy, forces have recently eliminated 11 terrorists at Al-Farafra road, and 9 others inside a cave in Sohag governorate.
The General Command of the Armed Forces announced yesterday in the intent statement (29), the elimination of 18 terrorists, and the destruction of 25 vehicles during their attempt to infiltrate the western border.
The outstanding security challenges drove terrorists to resort to desperate measures targeting innocent worshipers in the most cowardly manner.
“Such despicable crimes will only reinforce the strength and unity of the Egyptian people to rooting out terrorism,” SIS said.
The Service emphasized that this crime is another message to the international community, asserting the evil nature of terrorism facing Egypt.
“This attack repeats the need to respond to Egypt’s continuous calls for international solidarity against terrorism and its sponsors who dedicate propaganda outlets to justify crimes under misleading pretexts,” SIS added.
Up to 7 martyrs have been reported dead and others wounded.
The attack came when a group of terrorists opened fire at a bus carrying Copts on their way to the monastery of Anba Samuel.
Six of those killed were from the same family, Coptic Orthodox Church said.