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Egypt: 3 Killed As Gunmen Open Fire on Coptic Wedding

Egypt: 3 Killed As Gunmen Open Fire on Coptic Wedding
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Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo.

Egypt: 3 Killed As Gunmen Open Fire on Coptic Wedding At least nine others were wounded in the attack in Giza, officials said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The unidentified attackers fired indiscriminately as people left the church.
A man and a girl were killed outside the church and a woman died on her way to hospital.
"We heard a very loud sound as if something was collapsing," one eyewitness said," and pointed out found a woman seated in a chair with lots of bullet wounds, covered in blood. Many other people had fallen around her, including a child."

Coptic priest Thomas Daoud Ibrahim said he was inside the church when the gunfire erupted.
"What happened is an insult to Egypt, and it's not only directed against Coptic Christians. We are destroying our own country," he said.

In response, Egypt's interim prime minister condemned the attack, pledging police would do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Hazem al-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a "callous and criminal act."
He added that such attacks will "not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation's Muslims and Christians."

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team