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Egyptian security forces kill 19 militants linked to attack on Christian pilgrims - report

Egyptian security forces have reportedly killed 19 Islamist militants after it carried out an anti-terror raid.

The Islamist militants were cornered in a mountainous area in Minya Province, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

Government sources have linked the militants to the terrorist attack in Minya earlier this week.

On Friday, gunmen killed seven people when they opened fire on two buses transporting Coptic Christian pilgrims to a monastery.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack.
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