By Theodore Shoebat
Two police officers in Egypt were protecting a Christian church from Islamic terrorist attacks. Then, suddenly, a gang of Muslim jihadists came along and shot them both to death. According to today’s report:
Gunmen shot dead two Egyptian policemen in a pre-dawn attack while they were on patrol Tuesday in the southern city of Minya, the interior ministry said.
The gunmen opened fire on the two policemen while they patrolled in the city of Minya, about 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Cairo, interior ministry spokesman Hani Abdel Latif told AFP.
The policemen were responsible for the security of a church in the city, a security official from Minya said, but Abdel Latif said the attack occurred far away from the church.
“Masked militants opened fire on the two policemen guarding the Church of the Good Shepherd in provincial capital Minya, killing them instantly,” the source told The Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity.
“The attackers fled the scene immediately after the shooting, and a manhunt has been launched for them by the security agencies,” he added.
Minya was the scene of unrest last year when the Coptic Christian community faced several attacks.