And seventeen people wounded in simultaneous attacks on three churches. From AP, with thanks to Ogden:
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Three knife-wielding men attacked worshippers in simultaneous attacks during Mass at three Coptic churches in the northern Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, police officials said.
The attackers fled following Friday’s attacks, and police cordoned off the churches and set up checkpoints in an effort to find them.
One worshipper died and at least two others were in serious condition, a police official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. Initial police reports said a total of 17 people were injured.
Hundreds of Christians gathered in angry protest outside the churches. Witnesses said clashes erupted between Christians and Muslims in the Sidi Bishr neighborhood, the site of Saints Church, where 10 people were reported wounded in the knife attack.
Yes, clashes “erupted.” Three guesses on which side was the aggressor.