Egypt says 10 killed in attack outside Cairo church

Egypt's state-run Mena news agency, citing an official at the Interior Ministry, said Friday's attack in the Helwan neighbourhood was carried out by two assailants; one of them fled the scene and was being chased.

The last reported attack on Egypt's historic minority took place on December 11 after a bomb went off at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral, leaving at least 22 people dead and 35 wounded.

The ISIL Takfiri group's affiliate in Egypt has killed dozens of Christians in church bombings and shootings over the past year.

Five terrorists, including one with attached explosives to the body, attacked a church near Cairo on Friday morning, according to the newspaper Al-Watan.

Egypt's Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the country's 93 million people, and are the largest religious minority in the region.

Snow, frigid cold are on tap
The long stretch of cold temperatures may have some additional impact, Hooper said. I would be shocked to see those (temperatures) rise unless we get some snowfall.

"Once the gunfire was heard, the gates were closed immediately", she told The Associated Press over the phone. At least one senior officer was killed and two wounded in that attack, which pointed to an unusually high level of intelligence available to the militants. At least two people were reportedly killed in that attack.

They announced plans to deploy rapid-reaction forces and electronic jamming equipment earlier this week to protect festivities around the New Year and Coptic Christmas on 7 January. The operation to detain two other attackers is underway.

Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians are frequently targeted in Egypt.

A Muslim mob ransacks and torches seven Christian homes in Minya after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman.

Related News:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook's earnings up 74% to $102m

    Apple CEO Tim Cook's earnings up 74% to $102m

    Camera IconApple CEO Tim Cook tests out a new iPhone X during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California. The market capitalization for the iPhone maker has been hovering around $900 billion and is up almost 50 percent for the year.
    Daughter of police victim declared brain dead

    Daughter of police victim declared brain dead

    After their father's death, Emerald, the third oldest, created a fund through Indiegogo to raise money for the Garner siblings. The family is rallying around Garner, hoping she'll pull through. 'As we sent prayers up.so sorry to hear the news.

    Shootings in Troy Leave One Dead and Four Wounded

    Police say 56-year-old Eddie Blair was killed in the shooting, and his body was found in a backyard adjacent to the home. According to police, officers responded to the 100 block of Chapman Street at 10:25 a.m.in response to shots fired.
  • Two Warhols Damaged During Bad First Date

    Two Warhols Damaged During Bad First Date

    When she allegedly hid in the house, refusing to leave, he called another Uber, but that just set her off even more. Buzbee hosted a fundraiser for presidential candidate Donald Trump at the home in 2016, the Chronicle reports .
    Flu On The Rise In Tri

    Flu On The Rise In Tri

    However, those in high-risk groups like the elderly or the very very young might need to see the doctor and a prescription. Experts expect the number of patients with flu-like symptoms in IL to increase within the next week, Hafiz said.
    Muslim board seeks recall of talaq bill

    Muslim board seeks recall of talaq bill

    Rahmani said the personal law board had framed a code of conduct in April this year, "in the light of Sharia", against the instant triple talaq .
  • Snapchat allows you to create your own (editable) review of 2017

    Snapchat allows you to create your own (editable) review of 2017

    In addition, Snap has also been dabbling with the idea of allowing other apps to access its feeds of user-generated videos. Snapchat parent company Snap Inc . has hired former News Corp . executive Rahul Chopra to lead the effort.
    Khloe Kardashian Slams Shamers For Criticizing Her Pregnancy Workouts

    Khloe Kardashian Slams Shamers For Criticizing Her Pregnancy Workouts

    We're sure the 33-year-old has the best medical care and wouldn't do anything to jeopardize her first pregnancy. Thank you!' she tweeted after being flooded with many congratulatory messages from her fans.
    China steps in to broker peace in Pak-Afghan conflict

    China steps in to broker peace in Pak-Afghan conflict

    The chairman of the Pakistani Senate, upper house of parliament, used the high-profile conference to denounce what he called U.S. Asif said that the frustration of USA can be clearly seen through statements at the United Nations General Assembly session.
  • Children From Neosho Killed In Crash In Newton County

    Children From Neosho Killed In Crash In Newton County

    The patrol has identified the victims as 2-year-old Isaac Verde, 4-year-old Benjamin Verde and 7-year-old Eric Verde from Neosho. An ABC11 crew at the scene said there were "possible injuries" in a head-on crash between two passenger vehicles.
    More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

    More pregnant women are using pot, study finds

    Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, professor and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern's William P. Researchers looked at trends of prenatal cannabis use from 2009-2016 using data from a large California health-care system.
    Hours extended to prepay 2018 Hennepin Co. property taxes

    Hours extended to prepay 2018 Hennepin Co. property taxes

    That's led some tax advisers to urge prepayment of 2018 property taxes before the year ends to maximize those deductions in 2017. The tax warrant has gone to local tax collectors, and people interested in prepayment will need to do so at the local level.


Most liked

Husband arrested in connection with woman's stairwell death in Brooklyn
Neighbors told the newspaper they were shocked by the violent tragedy. "It was definitely him". Wells' husband, Barry Wells, was taken into police custody around 6 p.m.

Vanity Fair faces backlash for suggesting Hillary Clinton learn to knit
A spokeswoman for the publication told TheWrap: "It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark". But three days later, after the holiday had passed, one line in the video became the focus of intense criticism.

Powerball results for 12/27/17; did anyone win the $340M jackpot?
If a MI player wins Saturday's $384 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state. The "Christmas" Powerball jackpot rolled over again - with no winners from Wednesday night, December 27.

Uber valued at $48bn after consortium secures shares deal
Other members of SoftBank's bidding group are likely to buy part of the remaining shares on offer, the people said. In a recent board agreement, Uber's directors said they expected the company to begin the IPO process by 2019.

Jerusalem: Israel plans to name new station after Donald Trump
The move was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum. Even before announcing plans to name the station for Trump , the high-speed rail project had run into controversy.

WhatsApp ends support for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone
There still are quite a few Windows Phone 8.0 users, though, refusing to give up the sturdy Nokia hardware and Windows OS. What this means is that WhatsApp will no longer actively develop its app for the aforementioned operating systems.

Virginia election board postpones draw to decide tied delegate race
This was substantial because with her win the Virginia House of Delegates would be at a 50/50 political party split. Before the November 7 elections, Republicans outnumbered Democrats in the House 66-34.

Police remove racist group's memorial to Minneapolis woman killed by Black cop
The clashes came amid debate over the removal of statues and memorials commemorating the Confederacy across the country. Noor then fired his gun across his partner's body and through the driver's side window, hitting Damond in the abdomen.

Cardi B says 'leaked' Offset sex video was just a joke
Her escapade comes days after an alleged nude tape made waves - which didn't seem to bother her. TMZ confirmed that the Instagram Live was fake; her rep told the website it wasn't real.

Virginia communities offer Christmas tree recycling
Traditionally, the evergreen fir tree was used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. The City of Batavia will be picking up Christmas trees during the month of January as weather and operations permit.

North Korea missile developers hit by U.S. sanctions
All North Korean nationals working overseas made to return home within 24 months, restricting a vital source of foreign currency. North Korea claimed the intercontinental ballistic missile it that test can reach any target in the continental United States.

Of fashion and development: PM Narendra Modi heaps praise on Yogi Adityanath
"When I became CM, people told me of a few places in Gujarat where no chief minister went because they were inauspicious". Congress CM Veer Bahadur Singh visited Noida in 1988 and was ousted soon after.

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea
The North Korean foreign ministry said its nuclear weapons were a self-defensive deterrence not in contradiction of worldwide law. Facing a shortage of food, North Korean soldiers have been raiding farms to secure food supplies for the military.

Thomas fire becomes the largest in California's history
The fire previously topped Cal Fire's list of the top 20 largest wildfires in California, the oldest entry on which dates to 1932. By Thursday, most of the southern end of the fire also was surrounded and the last mandatory evacuation orders were called off.

STEELERS ON 11: Steelers clinch first-round bye with win against Texans
One player the Steelers may have left in the game too long, however, is rookie outside linebacker T.J. Bell finished with 14 carries for 69 yards and Smith-Schuster had six receptions for 75 yards.