December 29, 2017 / 8:43 PM / a year ago

IS claims responsibility for attack on Egyptian Coptic church - Amaq news agency

Policemen inspect the site of attack on Mar Mina church in Helwan district on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Coptic church in a Cairo suburb on Friday in which 11 people were killed, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said in a statement, without providing evidence for the claim.

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

Reporting by Dahlia Nehme; Editing by Gareth Jones

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