Egypt FM says those behind Copt attack trained in Libya

2017-05-27 20:56
An image grab taken from Egypt's state-run Nile News TV channel shows the remains of a bus that was attacked while carrying Egyptian Christians in Minya province, some 260km south of the capital Cairo, killing dozens people according to state media and the health ministry. (File: AFP)

An image grab taken from Egypt's state-run Nile News TV channel shows the remains of a bus that was attacked while carrying Egyptian Christians in Minya province, some 260km south of the capital Cairo, killing dozens people according to state media and the health ministry. (File: AFP)

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Cairo - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson that jihadists who attacked a Christian convoy had trained in Libyan militant camps, a statement said on Saturday.

Egypt carried out a number of air strikes on Islamist militant targets in Libya on Friday after jihadists shot dead 29 people heading in buses to a monastery south of Cairo.

Shoukry said "there was enough information and evidence of the terrorist elements involved in the (attack) having trained in these camps", a foreign ministry statement said.

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