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At least 9 killed in attacks targeting Egypt's Coptic Christians

CAIRO - In the latest assault on Egypt's Coptic Christian minority, at least nine people were killed Friday in a shootout outside a church and an attack on a nearby store, security and health officials said.

The extremist group Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement carried by the affiliated Amaq news agency but offered no evidence to support the assertion.

Coptic Christians, who have long complained of discrimination in the Muslim majority country, have faced escalating attacks from Islamist militants in recent years. Police stepped up

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