Egyptian government claims to have thwarted terror attack on Christians
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has claimed to have foiled a potentially lethal attack on the Coptic Christian community. The information came to light after a policeman and seven militants were shot dead during a clash on Tuesday night. The government said that the security operation took place after authorities received information regarding a potential Easter attack against the Christian minority.
The ministry said it had been told “that there is a terrorist cell, whose elements embrace Takfiri ideology, using several areas as a shelter in eastern and southern Cairo as a starting point to carry out terrorist operations” against Coptic Christians during the Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
According to International Christian Concern (ICC), authorities discovered “ammunition, weapons, and explosives” at the scene.