Cairo - Egypt's interim prime minister has condemned an
attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that killed three people, including an
8-year-old girl, pledging police would do everything possible to bring the
perpetrators to justice.
Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on
Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a "callous and criminal act".
He says such attacks will "not succeed in sowing
divisions between the nation's Muslims and Christians".
The attack took place in the Waraa neighbourhood of the
Egyptian capital, when masked gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding
party outside a Coptic church, killing a man, a woman and the child.
Since a popularly-backed military coup ousted the country's
Islamist president in July, there have been stepped-up attacks against Egypt's
Coptic Christians and their churches.