Unknown assailants open fire on Giza church
Christian churches in Egypt have faced multiple attacks in the past year. (AFP/File)
Unknown assailants fired several shots on an Evangelical church in Giza’s Haram district midday Wednesday, leaving a policeman injured, MENA state news agency reported.
Sources from the interior ministry told the state news agency that three assailants riding a motorcycle were witnessed opening fire on the church.
The sources said the assailants then started shooting at the security personnel who were guarding the church. The guards returned fire.
The last similar attack on churches in Egypt was in April, when assailants opened fire on a church in Alexandria, injuring a policeman and four civilians.
Minor bombs in churches were also reported in different governorates in April, resulting in minor injuries.