CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a gunman has killed two Coptic Christian brothers in an attack on a liquor store in Giza province, just days after nine people were killed in an attack on a church and store in Cairo.
The officials said Monday the attack took place on New Year’s eve, a busy night for liquor stores.
They say it is unclear whether the attacker was an extremist.
The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
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Friday’s attack in Helwan suburb left eight Copts and a policeman dead. It was claimed by the Islamic State group.
Egypt’s Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.