Deadly Attack outside Cairo Church Wedding

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Three people including an eight-year-old girl have been killed by armed men who opened fire on a group of people leaving a wedding at a Coptic church in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Deadly Attack outside Cairo Church Wedding

The group was targeted late on Sunday night as it emerged from the church in north Cairo's Al-Warak neighbourhood, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.

It said an eight-year-old girl, a woman and a man were killed and nine others wounded in the attack.

Bishop Angelos, from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain, told Al Jazeera: "It's terrible to see that in the light of recent attacks where Christians and Muslims are trying to get on with life, regardless of antagonism and violence, that even on a night like this, when people are trying to celebrate, people can lose loved ones."

He said attacks against Christians have been taking place for a while, but there has been a heightening of tensions in recent months due to the political situation.

Egyptian Christians, the majority of whom are Copts, have been targeted since the recent political disputes in Egypt.



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