10 people killed in terrorist attack on church near Cairo

Egypt, at least ten people were killed and eight others injured in a terrorist attack on a church near the capital Cairo today.

A health ministry spokesman said the attack took place when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire outside Mar Mina church in Helwan area.

He said, one gunman was shot dead and a security officer was killed in the incident.

State-run MENA news agency reported that other gunmen fled the scene.

Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority has been targeted by terrorists in several attacks since last year that have killed over 100 people and wounded many others.

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