Death toll rises to 10 in Cairo shooting

ANI | Updated: Dec 29, 2017 18:55 IST

Cairo [Egypt], Dec 29 (ANI): The Egyptian Interior Ministry on Friday confirmed the death of 10 people after a gunman opened fire outside a Coptic Christian church in Southern Cairo on Friday.

According to local media reports, the exchange of fire between the security forces and the attacker ended with the gunman shooting himself.

Coptic Christians in Egypt were attacked several times by the extremist organisations in recent times.

Earlier on Sunday, two people were killed and eight injured after unknown assailants opened fire at a cafe in Cairo.

Reportedly, Cairo's security chief is headed to the spot. (ANI)