Google mourns victims of Minya bus attack - screenshot
CAIRO – 3 November 2018: Global search engine “Google” placed a black ribbon on their home page, mourning the victims of an attack that targeted a bus carrying Copts Friday, killing seven near the Monastery of Saint Samuel in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese asserted on Friday that terror attack on Copts are aggression on all Egyptians.
The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, which, along with affiliated groups, has said it was responsible for several on Egypt's Christian minority, including one that killed 28 people in almost the same spot in May 2017.
The crime is a “desperate attempt” by terrorist groups that proves their weakness, the Egyptian State Information Service (SIS) said in a statement on Friday.
Terrorists are “breathing their last” in Egypt after the astounding success of the Comprehensive Sinai 2018 operation in securing the four sides of the country’s borders and in eradicating terrorist hotspots in North and Central Sinai and elsewhere, the statement added.