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10 People Killed In Militant Attack On Christian Church In Egypt

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10 People Killed In Militant Attack On Christian Church In Egypt

Crowds outside the Church of Saint Menas in Cairo after a clash security forces and suspected militants on Dec. 29, 2017. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

10 people were killed and 5 others injured in a militant attack on a Coptic Christian church south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, according to reports.

Two police officers are thought to be among the dead.

The incident took place in the Helwan district when one or two gunmen opened fire at the church. One of the attackers was reportedly killed by security forces.

The local authorities responded to the incident increasing security measures.

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