Gunmen Kill Dozens of Coptic Christians in Egypt Bus Attack

A group of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28 people, including children, and injuring dozens of others.

The victims were on their way to a monastery, about 150 miles south of Cairo. Local media reported witnesses said between eight to 10 gunmen dressed in military clothes with masks carried out the attack.

NBC News reports Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s mostly Muslim population and have dealt with discrimination for years. Recently, Islamic extremists have increased their attacks on Christians.

The Washington Post reports there was no immediate claim of responsibility, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for previous attacks against Egypt’s Christians.