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Family pays farewell to slaughtered Coptic priest

Thursday 12/October/2017 - 09:53 PM
Sada El Balad
Funeral prayers were held on Thursday for the Coptic priest، Samaan Shehata، who was killed after he had been attacked by a man on Thursday in Cairo.

The victim is from Beni Suief governorate; he was on a visit to Cairo with another Coptic priest who is reportedly injured، due to the attack that took place in el-Salam city، Cairo.

The burial ceremony is to be held at Fashn cemetery، where the victims bus attack in May، are laying.

Reports says that Shehta، was in Cairo when a young unemployed man blocked the way in front of his vehicle and asked him to step down from it. The thug hit the priest’s head with cleaver and fled.

Others reports confirm it is a hate crime that has been executed by an extremist affiliated to IS.
Only investigations would reveal the shrouding mystery over the incident.

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