19 militants killed in security operation after attack on Christians
Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya province in central Egypt which left seven people dead, the interior ministry said on Sunday.
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The suspects were killed in a firefight in the desert west of Minya province after security forces pursued them, the ministry said in a statement. It did not say when the firefight took place.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Minya attack, which occurred on Friday, though it provided no evidence of its involvement.