Egypt's Christians call for 'concrete change' after latest deadly attack by Islamic State group
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The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on a Coptic Egyptian church that left at least nine people dead. A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least nine people in the latest jihadist attack on Egypt's Christian minority. The attacker targeted the Saint Mina Coptic church in the district of Helwan, just south of Cairo. “Every holiday they send us these gifts,” said one man, referring to the regularity of attacks on Coptic Christians. Activists have called for concrete political change, as it is believed that around 100 Christians were killed this year. Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the country's 93 million people, and are the largest religious minority in the region.