Another Coptic Christian soldier has been killed at his army unit under mysterious circumstances, according to MCN.
On Sunday, August 23, Baha Saeed Karam, 22, was killed by four bullets at the headquarters of his battalion in Marsa Matruh. Although transferred to a hospital in Alexandria, he died upon arrival.
According to Baha’s brother, Cyril, the Coptic soldier had told him previously that he had gotten into some quarrels with other soldiers in his unit and that they had threatened him with death.
Baha is not the first Coptic Christian soldier in Egypt to be killed while stationed with his unit under “mysterious” circumstances. Two months earlier, another young Coptic soldier—the only Christian in his unit—was found dead, shot and bludgeoned on the head.
The army claimed he had committed suicide.