Coptic Church guards killed by Gunmen in Libya

Two Egyptian policemen guarding a Coptic Church were killed when a bunch of gunmen opened fire on them on early Tuesday morning. The attacks on the Christians in Egypt have been rising steadily. Assaults on Christians have stepped up in Egypt since the removal of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. Last week about 13 Christians were kidnapped and held captive.

The attack took place in the provincial capital of Minya, which is located about 200 kilometers from Cairo. Minya is home to the nation’s largest Coptic community and they were planning to observe Christmas according to the old, Julian calendar when the incident happened. The police isolated the area soon after the attack and started searching for perpetrators. The officials there are not allowed to talk to the media as the government does not want any unrest in the region.

In Giza another policeman was killed in an attempt to dismantle a bomb which exploded in his hand and set him flying. These attacks on the Christian community are a mark of the growing hostility towards them in the region.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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