Azania post reporter
Egyptian security officials have said today that gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country's Christian minority.
The officials said three masked gunmen carried out the attack and identified the victim as 35-year-old Bassem Attallah. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
No group claimed responsible for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamic State militants, who are spearheading a years long an insurgency in northern Sinai.
The Islamic State militants has repeatedly targeted Egypt's Christians killing more than 100 in a series of deadly bombings and shootings since December 2016. The latest attack was last month, when a gunman opened fire outside a church in Cairo and killed nine people.