The assailants opened fire on a pickup truck carrying workmen and a bus carrying worshippers heading towards the Monastery of St. Samuel. Only three of the children traveling with the worshippers survived.

Leah Marieann Klett : May 26, 2017 : The Gospel Herald

(Egypt)—[Gospel Herald] Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a group of Coptic Christians—many of them children—in southern Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 26 others as they were driving to a monastery. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

A Christian official in Minya Province, south of Cairo, said the assailants opened fire on a pickup truck carrying workmen and a bus carrying worshippers heading towards the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Minya province. Only three of the children traveling with the worshippers survived, local media claimed.

Khaled Mogahed, the Health Ministry spokesman, said that the death toll reached 26 but feared it could rise further.

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