3 dead in Egypt church attack

An eight-year-old and two others were killed when gunmen on a motorcycle fired at wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb, state news agency MENA reported.

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Egypt's interim PM condemns deadly church attack

Egypt's interim prime minister has condemned the "callous and criminal" attack outside a Coptic church in Cairo that killed three people, including an eight-year-old girl.

Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi. Credit: AA/ABACA/Press Association Images

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi pledged in a statement that the police would do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.

He said such attacks will "not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation's Muslims and Christians".

Priest: Church attack is 'an insult to Egypt'

At least three people died after gunmen on a motorcycle fired at wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb. Credit: RTV

After gunmen fired at Egyptian wedding guests, Coptic priest Thomas Daoud Ibrahim at the Church of the Virgin Mary said: "What happened is an insult to Egypt, and its not directed only at the Coptic Christians. We are destroying our own country.

"Just imagine what people outside of Egypt will think when they hear that something like this has happened. We are an internationally known church.

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'Child killed' as gunmen fire at Egyptian wedding guests

Parishioners gather near where a victim was shot by gunmen on a motorcycle outside a Coptic Christian church. Credit: RTV

An eight-year-old and two others were killed when gunmen on a motorcycle fired at wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb, state news agency MENA reported.

The masked assailants shot randomly at guests as they left the church, security sources said.

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