Video footage published to twitter shows Egyptian citizens or one would might say a angry Egyptian mob rushing a wounded ISIS shooter during an terror attack in Egypt. The ISIS gunmen was just wounded by security forces when a brave Egyptian citizen made the first step by trying to disarm the gunman what was soon followed by a horde of Egyptian citizens following the attempt and taking down the ISIS member.
A gunman who shot dead at least nine people outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo calmly walked along the street unchallenged for nearly 10 minutes.
The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said the gunman was wounded and arrested, but the Health Ministry said he was shot dead. The discrepancy could not be immediately clarified. It also remained unclear whether the gunman acted alone when he opened fire on Mar Mina church and a nearby shop, run by a Coptic Christian, in the Egyptian capital’s southern suburb of Helwan.
The official Mena news agency quoted a top security official as saying the gunman was one of two attackers.
The Isis-run news agency, Aamaq, also claimed the attack was carried out by a “security detail”, suggesting more than one assailant, and said one fighter was killed. The killings were the latest in the long-running war between Isis-led militants and security forces that has been mostly fought in the Sinai Peninsula.