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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Church attacker undergoes surgery at Cairo hospital

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Cairo (OIC-UNA) – An Egyptian security source said on Saturday that one of the gunmen involved in Friday’s terrorist attack against the Helwan church, south of Cairo, is still alive after undergoing a successful surgery to treat injuries sustained during the attack.

The source added that the gunman was shot in the foot and suffered from bruises on his body, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported. The source, however, did not elaborate any further. Egyptian officials have provided conflicting information on the number of those involved in the attack. Some reports said one was killed and another was captured while others said that in addition to the latter two, a third fled the scene.

Egypt’s Ministry of Health confirmed that ten people were killed in the attack. The church also issued a statement confirming one policeman and seven civilians dead. The gunman had opened fire outside the church, wounding five security guards, and tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, the officials said.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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