Minya security chief removed from post after terror attack

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Mon, 29 May 2017 - 07:39 GMT

Families of Minya attack victims crying during their funeral - Hussein Tallal

Families of Minya attack victims crying during their funeral - Hussein Tallal

CAIRO – 29 May 2017: Chief of Minya Directorate Faisal Dewidar was removed from his post per a decision by Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar following the Minya terror attack.

The Minister has appointed Ismailia Security Directorate head Mamdouh Abdel-Monsef as successor to Dewidar, who was appointed to an administrative post in the ministry.

Twenty-nine people were killed and at least 25 others injured after unknown gunmen opened fire at the bus, which was carrying more than 40 Coptic Christians, on Friday along the Western Desert Road in Minya, Upper Egypt, on Friday.

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed its responsibility for the attack; Egyptian air forces, in cooperation with the Libyan armed forces, launched six airstrikes on the terrorist hotbeds in Libya on Friday, after it had been confirmed that those terrorists were involved in the Minya attack.

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