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Coptic priest killed in Egypt; Islamic State suspected

June 30, 2016

A Coptic Orthodox priest and two security officials were shot and killed, apparently by Islamic State gunmen, in Arish, Egypt.

Father Rapheal Moussa died instantly after being shot in the head as he left church after the divine liturgy, a spokesman for the Coptic church reported. The killing occured on the Sinai peninsula, where the Christian minority has been a target of Islamic extremists. 


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