Source: BBC News
Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt’s interior ministry has said.
Six civilians and a policeman died when a gunman tried to storm a church but was intercepted and arrested, it said.
It said the man had previously attacked a Coptic-owned shop in the same area, killing two brothers.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed its “soldiers” carried out the church attack.
The interior ministry’s account differs from an earlier version of events given by Egypt’s health ministry.