Two Egyptian police shot dead outside Coptic Church south of Cairo

January 6, 2015 6:48 AM

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MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two Egyptian policemen were shot dead on Tuesday as they stood guard at a Coptic Christian church in a city south of Cairo, witnesses and a local security source said.

The policemen were killed instantly after being shot by masked men, the source and the witnesses said. The website of Egypt's flagship Al-Ahram newspaper also reported the two deaths.

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