Bullet holes and blood stains are seen at the site of attack on Mar Mina church in Helwan district on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Bullet holes and blood stains are seen at the site of attack on Mar Mina church in Helwan district on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

IS claims responsibility for attack on Egyptian Coptic church

Fri, Dec. 29, 2017
CAIRO - 29 December 2017: Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Coptic church in a Cairo suburb on Friday in which 7 people were killed and 4 others were injured, the militant group's Amaq news agency said in a statement, without providing evidence for the claim.

In the attack, a gunman fired at worshipers and Egyptian police stationed outside the church before he was wounded and arrested.
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