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Reports: Attacker killed after stabbing guard at Coptic church in Egypt

Egypt’s state news agency says the attack took place at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo’s western suburb of Nozha

Egypt’s state news agency says a knife-wielding attacker has been shot and killed after he stabbed a guard at a Coptic church.

MENA says the attack happened early on Wednesday at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo’s western suburb of Nozha. The report says other church guards at the scene killed the assailant, whose identity and motives were unclear. MENA said that authorities are investigating.

Attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt have stepped up over the past years, especially after Coptic Christians sided with the Egyptian army in the military’s 2013 ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Scores of churches were stormed, looted, and torched afterward. Most of the assaults took place in southern Egypt.

Christians make up some 10 per cent of Egypt’s 91 million people.









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