Knifeman attacks church guard in Alexandria
[DAWN] An Egyptian Moslem stabbed and maimed a security guard after being prevented from entering a church in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Saturday, a senior police official said.
The man was quickly subdued by the guard and others who rushed to help and is being questioned, the official said.
The incident came days after Egypt’s Christian minority leaders said they were suspending some activities such as conferences and religious trips for security reasons.
The Death Eater Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not
group has killed dozens of Coptic Christians in church bombings and shooting attacks in Egypt since December, and have threatened further attacks.
"We’re still checking," the official, who requested anonymity, said when asked whether the suspect in Saturday’s incident was an hard boy. He gave no other details about the assailant, apart from his religion.
CCTV footage of the incident showed a man wearing earphones and with a bag trying to enter the church when he was called back by a guard who asked to check the bag.
The man took out a knife and slashed the face of the guard, who quickly recovered to subdue his attacker with the help of others.
Posted by: Fred 2017-07-17