Seven people have been killed, and 14 injured in a gun attack on a bus heading to a monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor close to the River Nile in Egypt.
The Archbishop of Minya have said the death toll is likely to rise, while security officials claim the attack, "bore the hallmarks of Islamic militants."
ISIS militants have been in a feud with security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, and along the Egyptian desert border with Libya.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi mourned the victims as martyrs and vowed the fight against terrorism. Fattah al-Sisi tweeted, "I assert our determination to fight dark terrorism and to pursue the perpetrators."
This isn't the first time Egypt's Coptic Christians have come under attack by Islamist militants; in December 2017 ISIS claimed they were responsible for a gun attack on a Coptic Christian bookshop and church in Cairo that killed nine people. In May 2017, the same monastery came under attack when ISIS jihadists killed 29 Christian worshippers.
The attack led to Egypt unleashing air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya.