IS leader in Egypt vows to step up attacks on Christians

CAIRO (AP) — The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt vowed to escalate attacks against Christians, urging Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and western embassies as they are targets of their group’s militants.

“Targeting the churches is part of our war on infidels,” the unidentified leader said in a lengthy interview published by the group’s al-Nabaa newsletter on Thursday. He said that churches, security posts and institutions, as well as places where “crusader nationals of western countries” gather were all “legitimate targets.”

Source: IS leader in Egypt vows to step up attacks on Christians

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