Mourners grieve Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

Mourners carry a coffin at a funeral service Saturday in the Egyptian city of Minya.

(CNN)Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday for the funeral of seven people killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya governorate, Egyptian state-run media outlet Ahram Online reported.

Six of the victims were from the same family, according to Ahram. A dozen people also were injured in the attack, it said.
The group was heading to the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor, south of Cairo in Egypt's western desert, when Friday's attack occurred.
    It's the latest in a number of deadly assaults against minority Christians in the Middle East's most populous country in recent years.
    Last year, at least 29 people were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians to the same monastery, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of the city of Minya. ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacre.
    A relative grieves during the funeral service Saturday in Minya.
    The terror group also claimed the latest attack. In a statement published on the ISIS-affiliated Amaq media agency, it said, "The ambush that targeted a bus carrying Coptic Christians, on the road to the Monastery of Saint Samuel in Min