Deadly attack outside Egypt church over 'rape issue'

Gunmen killed seven people in a drive-by shooting in southern Egypt, officials said

Deadly attack outside Egypt church over 'rape issue'

Gunmen killed seven people in a drive-by shooting in southern Egypt, officials said

Egypt's Interior Ministry said the attack Wednesday just before midnight was suspected as retaliation for the November rape of a 12-year-old Muslim girl by a Christian man in the same town. The statement said witnesses have identified the lead attacker.

The attack took place in the town of Nag Hamadi in Qena province.

"Three unidentified individuals in a car opened fire on Christians in a shopping district as they were making purchases for Christmas," the security official said as cited by state-run MENA news agency.

Nine other people were wounded in the shooting, he added.

Agencies


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