The UN Security Council has condemned the gunmen attack on bus carrying Egyptian Coptic Christians, which killed on Friday 28 civilians, mostly children, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
Khalid Mujahed, the official spokesman for the Health Ministry, said 12 from the 24 wounded have left the hospital after treatment, but one case of a child has been to Al-Minya University Hospital while 11 others to Nasser institute hospital.
The Health Ministry said that among those injured were two children aged two.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan. It followed a series of church bombings claimed by ISIS in a campaign of violence against the Copts.
Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians, who were in a bus and other vehicles. Local TV channels showed a bus apparently raked by gunfire and smeared with blood. Clothes and shoes could be seen lying in and around the bus.
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