The source said details of the attack on Church in Egypt

© RIA Novosti / Fayed El-Generirati in fotoracconti police at the Coptic Church in Helwan on the outskirts of CairoThe source said details of the attack on Church in Egypt© RIA Novosti / Fayed El-Generirati the image Bank

Attack on Church in Egypt has prevented a significant strengthening of security measures across the country for Christmas and new year holidays, reported RIA Novosti a source in the security agencies of Egypt.

He explained that currently at the scene of the attack at a Church in the Cairo suburb of Helwan already finished the work of investigators of the Prosecutor’s office.

Earlier, a source in the security services told RIA Novosti that one of the attackers of the gunmen was wounded and arrested. He was sent to the hospital, where he will provide medical assistance, and then interrogate.

As reported by the Egyptian interior Ministry, according to the latest available information, the gunman on motorcycle attempted on Friday to break through the outer ring of the guard at the checkpoint near the Church in the suburbs of the Egyptian capital, but the police resisted. A gun battle ensued during which the gunman was wounded and detained. If it was an automatic weapon, five stores to him and 150 rounds of ammunition and two grenades. The Agency reported one dead and six police dead civilians. Another four people were injured.

At the same time, according to medical sources, the attack killed ten and injured about ten persons, among the dead three police officers. Media reported that the attackers had five, three militants were later eliminated one of the terrorists found and defused a suicide vest Packed with explosives.