The attack, according to Interior Ministry statement, claimed the lives of seven people, including one police conscript when a gunman opened fire outside the church.
The Interior Ministry said he opened fire at the entrance to the site and tried to throw an explosive device.
Authorities reported at least nine people dead, among them three police officers.
A video circulating on social media after Friday's attack apparently showed the gunman lying on the ground with his face covered in blood. "We stayed inside for 30 minutes before we were able to get out".
The ISIL Takfiri group's affiliate in Egypt has killed dozens of Christians in church bombings and shootings over the past year.
Since December 2016, Egypt's Copts have been targeted by the militants, who waged a series of attacks that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
"The Secretary-General calls for those responsible for today's horrific attack to be swiftly brought to justice", the statement concluded. The demonstrators destroyed the church's contents and assaulted Christians inside before security personnel arrived and dispersed them. At least two people were reportedly killed in that attack. The officials stated that a gunman fired upon people outside the church.
The second assailtant was captured soon after, Reuters reported.
Security forces went on high alert for Christmas and New Year celebrations. A Muslim mob stabs 27-year old Coptic Christian Fam Khalaf to death in the southern City of Minya over a personal feud.
A bomb explodes in a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria as worshippers depart a midnight mass, killing more than 20 people.
Smartphone users have begun posting footage of the attack online.
Tiger Zinda Hai is the sequel to Kabir Khan directed 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger that too went on to earn over Rs 300 crore . The movie has become the fastest to enter the Rs 150 crore club, again beating " Sultan " which had taken five days.
This is very clear that she forgave Offset because, she accepts when he proposed her by going down on one knee at her concert. But a rep for the Bodak Yellow rapper told TMZ it was all a joke, noting the stars were fully clothed.
This isn't the first worldwide trip for Taimur as the family was off to their favourite destination, Gstaad a few months back. Undoubtedly, he is the favourite kid of paparazzi too! The Kapoor Khandan had their ritualistic Christmas lunch this year.
The report also mentions that Kim Jong-sik is a rocket scientist while Ri Pyong-chol is a former air force general. China, which accounts for more than 90 percent of North Korea's trade, banned coal imports this year.
They were married in June, and her father's Facebook profile photo shows him with his daughters at her wedding. Clayton, a middle school teacher, had a husband and two children - a 3-year-old girl and an 18-month-old.
The current maximum amount the Switch game cards can now hold is 32GB, less than the 50GB Blu-ray discs used in other consoles. The standard Nintendo Switch comes with 32GB of internal storage space - before a microSD card slot is added on.
Use among women between the ages of 18 and 25 almost doubled during that time, from 9.8 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2016. Researchers observed a sample of pregnant women in California and saw a 3-percent increase in use form 2009 through 2016.
That produced backlash headlines like this one: It's not just you: Apple really is intentionally slowing down older iPhones . A report today from Reuters takes a look at Apple's broadening iPhone lineup and some of the benefits of its new strategy.
However, the Brazilian did double the advantage on 52 minutes, finishing smartly at the back post from Coutinho's cross. Firmino grabbed his second shortly after, tapping home into an empty net following unselfish work by Mohamed Salah .
Tension has been rising over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, which it pursues in defiance of years of U.N. Security Council resolutions, with bellicose rhetoric coming from both Pyongyang and the White House.
Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as Himachal CM
He was just 28 years old when he first contested the state Assembly elections from Chachiot in Himachal Pradesh in 1993. In the past, three Congress leaders from Mandi had tried their luck for the chief ministerial post but without success.
George Manneh Weah to be Liberia's 25th President
Boakai and ex-footballer George Weah will be declared president-elect after the announcement of the results. After a first vote that was too close to call, Weah and Boakai are awaiting the results from the run-off.
LG&E, KU to aid in Puerto Rico power restoration
Now, more than three months after Hurricane Maria , about half of the island's 3.3 million people are still without power. The crew was sent to Virginia Tuesday, where they'll be loaded onto a barge and transported to the US territory.
Thousands Rush To Prepay Taxes Before New Tax Bill Takes Effect
Which means Congress needs to address this issue in January of 2018. "At least this device will postpone the pain for one year". According to a Monmouth University Poll released December 18, only 26% of Americans approved of the plan, while 47% did not.
Christmas Eve shooting leaves 1 dead and 4 others wounded
All but one of those who survived the shootings had been released from the hospital by Monday morning, WSFA-TV reported . Police said 54-year-old Charles Louis Foster is jailed on one murder count and four counts of attempted murder.
California's Thomas fire becomes largest in state history
The Thomas fire was just one of a series of wildfires that burned in Southern California in December, though it was the largest. Fire officials estimate full containment by January 7, more than a month after the blaze first erupted in Ventura County.