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BREAKING: Seven Christians Killed in Egypt Attack + +

At least seven Christians have died and an additional 12 were injured in Egypt today after a violent attack on a group of Coptic pilgrims. The Christians were on their way to visit a desert monastery, when a group of militants fired on the bus.

The identities of the gunmen are still unknown, although the AP reports that security officials at the scene have said the attack “[bears] the hallmarks of Islamic militants.” Additionally, the death toll is expected to rise. Those injured in the attack were brought to three hospitals in the area, according to our sources on the ground in Egypt.

Please join us in coming alongside this community via the Biblical call to “mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15).

Pray for the families of the victims, for the Christian community in Egypt who has already endured so much violence.

Pray for protection from future attacks and healing for those involved in past attacks.

Pray for God’s peace and hope to be poured out on His people.

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