ISIS claims responsibility for killing Egypt priest

2016-06-30 16:46
File: AFP

File: AFP

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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.

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