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Sunday 20 April 2014

Gunmen attack Egyptian church

Egyptian security forces stand guard at a Coptic Christian church in the Waraa neighborhood of Cairo after gunmen on motorcycles opened fire (AP)

Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a group of people at a Christian church in Cairo, killing one woman and wounding 10 Egyptian security officials said

The officials said the shooting happened at a Coptic Christian church holding a wedding in the Waraa neighborhood of Cairo.

Authorities had begun an investigation into the shooting and offered no motive for the attack.

Egypt has been on edge since a July 3 military coup ousted the country's Islamist president. Since the coup, Coptic Christians have been killed and their churches attacked by angry mobs.

AP

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