ISIS claims responsibility for killing Egypt priest

2016-06-30 16:46
File: AFP

File: AFP

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - The Egyptian branch of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a shooting attack that killed a Coptic priest in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday.

The jihadist group said a "squad" of its gunmen killed the 46-year-old priest for "combating Islam", in a statement posted on social media accounts.

Police and the Coptic Church had said the priest was gunned down in the North Sinai capital of El-Arish while standing next to his car.

Read more on:    isis  |  egypt

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.