Cairo church attack toll rises to 4
21 October 2013, 16:12
Cairo - The death toll from a shooting attack targeting a
wedding party at a Cairo Coptic Church has reached four, an Egyptian health
ministry official told AFP on Monday.
Ahmed al-Ansari, the head of ambulance services, said four
people were killed and 17 others were wounded in the late Sunday attack,
updating an earlier toll.
Officials said an eight-year-old girl was among those
Late Sunday, a gunman riding on the back of a motorbike
sprayed bullets at a group as it emerged from a wedding service at the Church
of the Virgin in the working class neighbourhood of Al-Warrak.
The assault is the first targeting Christians in Cairo since
the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July.
Police on Monday were searching for the attackers.