A man who was present during the latest church attack near Cairo in Egypt recalled the shock he felt when he heard the sound of gunshots from a Christian-owned shop on Dec. 29.
Sama'an Farag, who works as a doorman at the Mar Mina Coptic Church, instinctively shut the doors to the house of worship when he heard gunshots and what sounded like ricocheting bullets on Friday. While the attack left at least 11 dead, the death toll could have been higher if the gunman had been able to penetrate the church, Reuters relayed.
Farag said he heard that the victims included a paralyzed man and his wife. The police conscript who had guarded the door beside him was also killed in the attack.
At the time the attack happen, there were a number of children attending Sunday school. When the gunshots were heard, the kids were hurried upstairs ...