CAIRO – 29 December 2017: Egyptian security forces have arrested one of the two militants, who attempted an attack on a church in Helwan city, in southern Cairo on Friday, after the militants opened fire leaving ten civilians, including six Copts dead and injuring at least five others, according to Cairo Security Director General Khaled Abdel-Aal.
A photo of the arrested militant who opened fire at police personnel and civilians outside the Church of Martyr Mina in Helwan district, southern Cairo
The militant who was arrested was carrying a gun and a bomb, while the second militant was fatally shot by security forces guarding the Church of Martyr Mina in Helwan.
The two militants got off a motorbike and approached a security booth guarding the church, opening fire on security personnel, killing a policeman and injuring another officer, a security source told Egypt Today…
/The attempt attack was thwarted amid high security measures implemented nationwide by the Ministry of Interior ahead of Christmas celebrations in Egypt…
/The ministry confirmed the importance of intensifying the presence of security forces around public areas and places of worship to be able to deal immediately and decisively with any attempt to disturb the holiday celebrations of Egypt’s citizens.
According to the security plans, security forces will apply 800-meter “safe areas” around churches and provide explosive detection devices to counter any attempts to target places of worship, the source added.
Security forces will implement security procedures for all 2,326 churches in Egypt, including all 1,326 Orthodox churches, 1,100 Protestant churches and 200 Catholic churches…
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Zeepertje is going mad on the frequecy of all these bloody jihad attacks. St Petersburg, Kabul and now Egypt, not even to mention the isolated cases like in Germany and the Netherlands. Raping and killing. All together in just two or three days.
I’m really fedup with the whole evil islamic shit;