Swapnil Sansar. Agency.
Ten people were killed on Friday after gunmen opened fire at a church near Cairo, officials said, the latest in a string of attacks on minority Coptic Christians in the country this year. A policeman was among the dead, according to Egypt’s interior ministry.
One of the attackers was killed in an exchange of gunfire with security forces deployed to the scene. The other attacker managed to escape, according to Egyptian security officials.
A security guard at the church immediately responded to the shooting by firing back at the gunmen, the officials said.
Egyptian authorities are treating the shooting as a terror attack, though it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the killings. ISIS and its affiliates, however, have claimed responsibility in several attacks on the minority Christians in other parts of the country.