Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks

Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled North Sinai province after a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected Islamist militants.

Many have now taken refuge in the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya.

The Coptic Church has condemned the attacks, saying they were aimed at “dividing” Egyptians.

On Sunday, Islamic State militants released a video, warning of more attacks on Egypt’s Christian minority.

The Copts – who make up about 10% of the country’s 90 million population – have often been targeted by Islamists in recent years.

Most of the Islamist militant attacks of recent years have been focused on the Sinai peninsula, where an IS-linked jihadist group is active, but the capital Cairo has also suffered a string of attacks in the past two years. –

Source: National News Agency