IN PICTURES: Egypt’s Minya holds funeral for victims of ISIS terror attack

Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19. (Supplied)

Coptic Christians in the Egyptian town of Minya, south of the capital of Cairo, held a funeral on Saturday for the victims of an ISIS-claimed terror attack.

The Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry said Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery, killing seven and wounding 19.

All but one of those killed were members of the same family, according to a list of the victims’ names released by the church, which said among the dead were a boy and a girl, age 15 and 12 respectively.

The local ISIS affiliate which spearheads militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

coptic christians bury dead after terrorist attack in Egypt (Supplied)

 

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