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At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt

At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a statement carried out by its Amaq news agency, though it provided no evidence for the claim. Authorities reported at least nine people dead, among them three police officers.

The attacker wounded five security guards before trying to enter Marmina Church in Helwan City, south of Cairo, on Friday.

At least one gunman has attacked a church in the Helwan district of southern Cairo, say reports.

Officials said one gunman was shot dead shortly after the attack.

A video circulated on social media after the attack appeared to show the dead gunman on the ground.

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Security sources told Egyptian newspaper Masrawy that two attackers were involved in the shooting at the Church of St. Mina.

The attack came amid tightened security around churches and Christian facilities ahead of the Coptic Orthodox Christian celebrations of Christmas on January 7. Sirens were heard in central Cairo as the incident was first reported.

Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 per cent of the country's 93 million people, and are the largest religious minority in the region. Authorities closed off the area around the church.

The jihadists are believed to have also carried out a massacre of Muslim worshippers in Sinai last month, killing more than 300 in an attack on a mosque associated with the mystical Sufi strand of Islam which IS views as heretical. It also said there was a separate attack on a store in the same neighborhood of Helwan that killed two Copts.


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