At Least 10 Coptic Christians Killed in Cairo Church Shootout

At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, have been killed in a shootout outside a south Cairo church on Friday, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman said.Khaled Megahed said the attack took place when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire outside Mar Mina church. One gunman was shot dead as was a security officer, he said.Egypt's state-run MENA news agency, citing an unnamed Interior Ministry official, said the other assailant fled the scene and was being pursued. Earlier, security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said two police officers were killed. The spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church said in a statement that at least six people were killed in the attack, including five Coptic Christians and a police officer. It also said there was a separate attack on a store in the same neighborhood of Helwan that killed two Coptic Christians. Egypt's Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.From the Associated PressPosted by Loyd Brumfield, Breaking News producer  Continue reading...

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