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Coptic priest killed by assailant in Cairo

October 12, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: One Coptic Orthodox priest was killed, and another wounded, by a lone assailant in a suburb of Cairo on October 12. Father Samaan Shehata was struck on the head with a cleaver; his companion, Father Beymen Moftah, was treated for a stab wound. The assailant is believed to be an Islamic extremist.

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