ISIS claims Cairo church and Russian supermarket attacks


On Friday, a gunman killed nine people and wounded others, including a police officer, in a shooting attack outside the Egyptian Coptic church of Saint Mina in Helwan south of Cairo. ISIS has since claimed the attack. The gunman, a wanted jihadist, was not shot dead as first reported but wounded and arrested. He was armed with an assault rifle, 150 rounds of ammunition and a bomb he intended to set off inside the church, the Egyptian interior ministry said. But he was prevented from gaining entry by a police guard. Before heading for the church, the gunmen shot up a Coptic-owned store. More than 100 Christians have died in the past year from ISIS attacks.

The Islamic States’ propaganda machine Amaq also took responsibility for Wednesday’s explosion at a St. Petersburg supermarket which left 13 people injured. President Vladimir Putin later called it a terrorist attack.

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One thought on “ISIS claims Cairo church and Russian supermarket attacks

  • Dec 30, 2017 @ 16:02 at 16:02

    So Putin figures that he wants the same terrorists who just shot up a St. Petersburg supermarket right up against the border with Israel? The world thinks that terror is okay provided it is only directed at Israel but Islamic terror is not strictly focused on Jews – it has its own people and all others in the cross-hairs.


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