At least nine people were killed in Helwan, a southern suburb of the Egyptian Cairo, in an attack by two armed with guns of the militants. It is reported by Qatari Agency Al Jazeera.
The terrorists opened fire near a Christian Church of the Mines of the community of Copts.
One of the gunmen was shot by police, the second, according to preliminary data, managed to escape on a motorcycle.
As a result of the attacks injured five security guards, two of them in serious condition. A policeman was killed.
While no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The police conduct a sweep of the surrounding desert areas.
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According to local media, the city experienced another attack at the grocery store close to the Church also killed two Copts.
The terrorist attack on the regional map:
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