Egyptian safety officers say gunmen have shot lifeless a Christian man within the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the newest assault to focus on members of the nation’s Christian minority.
The officers stated three masked gunmen carried out the assault and recognized the sufferer as 35-yr-previous Bassem Attallah.
They spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to talk to the media.
No group claimed duty for the Saturday assault, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic State militants, who’re spearheading a yearslong an insurgency in northern Sinai.
IS has repeatedly focused Egypt’s Christians, killing greater than one hundred in a collection of lethal bombings and shootings since December 2016. The newest assault was final month, when a gunman opened hearth outdoors a church in Cairo, killing 9 individuals.