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Coptic Christians Attacked In Egypt

At least 26 people have been killed and 25 more wounded after gunmen cornered a bus carrying Coptic Christian pilgrims in central Egypt Friday. 

This comes a little over a month after ISIS-affiliated terrorists bombed two Coptic churches. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt declared a state of emergency after the last attack, but that doesn’t seem to stop violence against that country’s ancient Christian minority. 

To discuss where Copts fall in the struggle between el-Sisi and Islamist militants, we turn to Sarah Yerkes, a fellow in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Middle East Program.

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