Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

Amr Nabil / Associated Press

A policeman stands guard in front of Mar Mina church, in Helwan, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, where several people have been killed in a shootout outside the church.

CAIRO — A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt’s embattled Christian minority.