ISIS affiliate takes responsibility for attack on Sinai monastery

An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility early Wednesday morning for the attack on a security post at the entrance to Saint Catherine's Monastery in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula. One Egyptian soldier was killed and four others were wounded in the attack on Tuesday evening. The Greek Orthodox shrine was built in the 7th century at the foot of Jebel Musa, a mountain that many Christians believe to be Mount Sinai. The monastery, one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world, contains a priceless treasury of relics, art and ancient documents. It is a UNESCO heritage site, popular with tourists and especially Israeli trippers.
Earlier this month, on April 9, ISIS suicide bombings at two Egyptian Coptic churches left 45 people dead.  

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