Egypt: Six killed in shooting outside church

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As per the recent reports, six people were reportedly killed in a shootout outside a church near the Mar Mina Church in Helwan district on Friday.

The incident was reported from Mar Mina church in the Helwan district on the capital’s southern outskirts on Friday.

It was reported that one of the police officer was also reported dead in the shootout.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement, “The security forces thwarted an attack near the Mar Mina Church in Helwan district”.

Official told the media, the gunman has allegedly wounded five security guards outside the church.

Mobile phone footage was posted on social media which shows a man wearing a bulky ammunition vest sprawled on a street.

Following the incident, Security forces closed off the area around the Church of Saint Menas.

Earlier last month, in Egypt reportedly more than 300 were killed in an attack on a Sufi mosque.

However, no group has claimed responsibility for the violence so far.

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