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Attack outside a Coptic church in Cairo

Smoke rise from burning objects during clashes between Al-Azhar University students and security forces, in Cairo, Egypt, 20 October 2013. A group of Al-Azhar University students protested against the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July and called for the dismissal of Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb. Security forces and students clashed after students tried to march to the nearby Rabaa Adawiya mosque, the former site of pro-Morsi sit-in. EPA/MOSTAFA DARWISH

Attack outside a Coptic church in Cairo

Egypt's Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing four people, including two young girls, in an attack that raised fears of a nascent insurgency by extremists after the military's ouster of the president and a crackdown on Islamists.



Several thousand Christians gathered Monday for the funeral of the four members of a single family gunned down the previous evening, as the government and religious leaders condemned the attack. (AP)