At least three killed in attack on church south of Cairo: Security sources

Published: Dec 29, 2017, 15:52 IST | Reuters

An attack on a church south of Cairo killed at least three people on Friday and an attacker was shot dead by security forces, security sources said

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An attack on a church south of Cairo killed at least three people on Friday and an attacker was shot dead by security forces, security sources said. The incident took place in the Helwan district on the capital's southern outskirts and involved more than one attacker, according to the state-run news agency MENA.

Local media cited the Interior Ministry as saying two policemen had been killed in the attack on the Mar Mina church. It was not clear if the three reported dead included the attacker, or how many attackers were involved.

Cairo's security chief headed for the scene, local media reported. Sirens were heard in central Cairo as the incident was first reported.

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