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IS claims responsibility for Egypt church attack

At least 10 people died in this fatal attack. Members of the security detail assigned to Mar Mina detained the attacker, confiscating an assault weapon, five ammunition cartridges and an explosive device

By: IANS | Cairo | Published: December 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Egypt, egypt attack, coptic christians, Helwan, isis, terrorism, egypt christians, world news, indian express, indian express news Relatives of Coptic Christians grieve as during the funeral service of victims of the attacked on Mar Mina church in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, December 29, 2017. At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. (AP)

Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack outside an Egyptian church that left at least 10 people dead. A team “belonging to Islamic State carried out an attack against Mar Mina Church in Helwan, south of Cairo,” Efe news reported citing the IS-linked Amaq news agency. Egypt’s Interior Ministry said earlier that the shooting at the church was the work of a single assailant riding a motorcycle.

Prior to targeting the church, the same attacker fatally shot two people at a nearby shop, the ministry said. Members of the security detail assigned to Mar Mina detained the attacker, confiscating an assault weapon, five ammunition cartridges and an explosive device. “The terrorist was shooting as he sought to cross the security cordon in order to detonate the explosive device close to the church with the aim of causing the maximum number of casualties,” the Interior Ministry said.

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  1. Nilesh Jain
    Dec 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    If someone tries to provoke people in the name religion. Claim false ownership on some else's natural resources for his / her looted profit, I won't hesitate to TEACH him / her a lesson either.
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    1. Nilesh Jain
      Dec 30, 2017 at 12:43 pm
      I don't know about IS, I'm not a fool to kill in the name of religion, but if someone tries to trick / manipulate / force me work as their slave, I will not hesitate to kill him. If someone tries to ruin my live by stalking, vmting at every place I go, I'll not hesitate to kill him. If someone tries to dictate my life, I'll not hesitate to kill him.
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