FILE - Minister of Housing Moustafa Madbouly
CAIRO – 2 November 2018: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly contacted the ministers of interior, health and social solidarity to direct the provision of full care and moral support to families of the victims of a terrorist attack carried out Friday in Minya.
Madbouly has followed up on the consequences of the incident, calling for arresting the perpetrators and bringing them to justice as soon as possible.
At least 7 people were killed in the scene, according to an anonymous security source, after an attack was carried out on a bus carrying Copts near a monastery in Upper Egypt's Minya.
The Cabinet headed by Madbouly mourned the victims of the Minya terrorist incident on Friday, stressing that the incident will only enhance the Egyptian people's determination to combat terrorism and continue constructing their state.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi also mourned the victims of the attack, describing perpetrators as "treacherous hands that seek to undermine the cohesive fabric of the homeland."
He also affirmed the nation's "determination to continue efforts to combat black terrorism and prosecute the perpetrators."
At least seven people were announced killed and seven others wounded after the bus was attacked near the monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, according to the security source.