At least 10 killed in Cairo church attack: Egypt Health Ministry

At least three people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a Coptic Christian church in Egypt. The gunman was later shot dead and

According to the statement, attackers opened fire at a household appliances shop, then headed to the church, where they attempted to trespass the church's perimeter security.

The gunman had tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, police officials said.

According to the BBC, Egyptian police patrolling near the church approached two men who were behaving suspiciously.

Islamist militants have said they were behind several attacks on Egypt's large Christian minority in recent years, including two bombings on Palm Sunday in April and a blast at Cairo's largest Coptic cathedral in December 2016 that killed 28 people.

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According to the Youm7 newspaper, the security forces are now trying to detain the second attacker, who left the scene riding a motorcycle.

Police have stepped up security measures around churches ahead of the Coptic Christmas celebrations on Jan 7, deploying officers outside Christian places of worship and setting up metal detectors at some of the bigger churches.

Security forces went on high alert for Christmas and New Year celebrations. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. The officials stated that a gunman fired upon people outside the church.

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A video circulating on social media after Friday's attack apparently showed the gunman lying on the ground with his face covered in blood.

One attacker was killed and another has fled the scene on a motorbike, the statement added. It also said there was a separate attack on a store in the same suburb of Helwan that killed two Copts.

"The shooting began at 10:30 a.m. and carried on for more than 15 minutes. there was more than one attacker", Mohammed Hussein Abdelhadi, who lives close to the church, told Reuters.

Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians are frequently targeted in Egypt.

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