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Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Egyptian gunman attack Coptic Christian church wedding killing one, 10 injured while protests continue in Cairo

Egyptian security officials are reporting that gunmen on motorcycles attacked and opened fire at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo killing one woman and wounding ten Sunday night during a wedding.

No motive has been determined as authorities began their investigation into the shooting. Locals only spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to speak to journalists.

Egyptian anti-riot police fired tear gas Sunday at hundreds of Morsi supporters as unrest continues despite the lack of media coverage.

Al-Azhar university was the site of clashes Saturday and Sunday as the school is the Sunni Muslims’ most prominent center of learning.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters (Sunni) are common at the campus, which is near the protest camp raided by Egyptian military in August.

The students’ protest started with a march inside campus, where protesters hurled stones at the administrator’s offices, smashing windows and breaking doors, said Ibrahim el-Houdhoud, deputy head of the university. He told satellite news channel Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr that he warned protesters against leaving campus and clashing with security forces.

The protesters however ignored the advice, marching out of the main gates to hold “prayers for the dead” — honoring students killed in earlier clashes between security forces and protesters in July.

Egypt has been a tense scene of unrest since a July 3 military coup ousted the country’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Since the coup Coptic Christians have been killed and their churches attacked by angry mobs.

 

 

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