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Coptic Christians Mourn Victims of Egypt Bus Attack

An attack Friday on Egypt's Coptic Christians in which masked militants opened fire on a bus south of Cairo, killed at least 28 people.

Mourners carry crosses and march after the funeral of Coptic Christians who were killed on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Minya, Egypt.

Egyptian State TV reported the vehicle was attacked as it traveled on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in Minya province, which is located about 140 miles south of Cairo.

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Relatives of Coptic Christians carry coffins of their relatives who were killed the attack following their funeral service, at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Minya.Christians make up around 10 percent of Egypt's mostly Muslim population of 83 million. They have long faced discrimination, but in recent years they have found themselves increasingly targeted by Islamist extremists.Experts told NBC News last month that the violence leveled against them was "the worst it has ever been."

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Mourners carry a coffin during the funeral of victims killed in the bus attack in Minya.RELATED: Egypt Attack: Coptic Christians Killed on Bus Heading to Monastery

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A woman cries during the funeral of victims in  Minya.

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Relatives mourn over coffins of the victims of the bus attack in Minya.

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Relatives of Ayied Ward, one of the victims of the bus attack, carry his coffin following his funeral service at Abu Garnous Cathedral the north Minya town of Maghagha.

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A relative looks on during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Maghagha.

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Relatives of killed Coptic Christians gather at the Abu Garnous Cathedral during the funeral of the victims in Minya.

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Relatives of killed Coptic Christians gather as they grieve by the coffins during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Maghagha.

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Relatives of victims attend a funeral in Minya.

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Relatives of killed Coptic Christians grieve during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in Maghagha.

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Mourners gather at the Sacred Family Church for the funeral of Coptic Christians in Minya.

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Relatives carry a coffin as they gather outside the Abu Garnous Cathedral in Maghagha.

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A woman is comforted as she mourns during a funeral of victims killed in the attack at the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Minya.

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