Gunmen open fire on Coptic wedding, kill three
Since the overthrow of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, attacks against churches and Coptic Christians has reached an unprecedented high (AP)
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Gunmen fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church late Sunday, killing three and wounding nine, according to AFP.
The gunmen reportedly attacked the crowd in north Cairo's Al-Warak neighborhood at random from their motorcylce.
Thomas Daoud, the priest of the church, was reportedly inside when the events happened. Daoud told reporters following the events that "What happened is an insult to Egypt, and it's not only directed against Coptic Christians. We are destroying our own country."
Ten percent of Egypt's population of 85 million identifies as Coptic Christians. Relations between the majority Sunni population and the copts has been marked by various tensions and interreligious clashes, such as the El Kosheh attacks in the early 2000s.
With the overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi in July, attacks on churches and Coptic Christians' properties has reached an all-time high with some of the worst attacks seen in years reported.