Several church officials are drawing a relation between the Warraq church shooting and other political incidents ongoing since ouster of deposed President Mohamed Morsy, suspecting the Muslim Brotherhood could be behind the incident.
Two NGOs condemned the continuation of sectarian attacks and the performance of the Ministry of Interior after the attack on a wedding at the Virgin Mary Church in the Giza neighbourhood of Al-Warraq on Sunday.
Ihab Shiha, president of the Salafi Asala Party, said that a delegation of jurists and politicians flew to Geneva on Tuesday to meet with officials of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Parliament in order to expose the crimes of the coup, as he put it.
The Urgent Matters Appeals Court on Wednesday postponed the review to 30 October of a challenge filed by the Muslim Brotherhood against a ruling that banned the Brotherhood association and group and confiscated the Brotherhood’s funds.
Warraq Prosecution investigations into the Warraq church shooting revealed that the attack has been planned only a few hours ahead, as the attackers viewed a map of the road to the church right before the shooting that only lasted for 3 minutes.
The Egyptian Presidency denied on Tuesday making any contact with what it described as "groups seeking to impose control through violence," referring to the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies.
Scores of pro-Morsi students in and outside the capital protested Tuesday afternoon, continuing a rocky start to the new academic year.
Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed El-Boraei visited the Virgin Mary Church in Al-Warraq on Tuesday to offer condolences in the aftermath of the attack. The minister pledged EGP 5,000 for the families of the four killed and EGP 1,000 for those who had been injured in the shooting, according to state-owned Al-Ahram.
As officials continue to condemn Sunday's Warraq church shooting, in which four Christians including an eight-year-old girl were gunned down outside a wedding, Coptic activists called off a protest outside the Cabinet building.
South Giza prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the extended detention of Mohamed Badie, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, for 15 days pending investigations into clashes that took place outside Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) in August.
Egypt's recently-formed committee to handle Muslim Brotherhood funds confiscated after the group's banning will discuss adding the group's assets to the public coffers at its first meeting next week, Al-Ahram's Arabic website reported on Monday.
Security forces in Beheira on Monday arrested a number of suspects believed to have been involved in a fatal attack on a church in a north Cairo neighbourhood which left four dead and dozens injured on Sunday night.
The Maspero Youth Union, a coalition of Coptic activists, is calling for a protest on Tuesday outside the cabinet building in downtown Cairo to denounce the government's failure to protect Al-'Adra church, which was attacked on Sunday night.
Four members of the same family including girl cousins aged eight and 12 were killed and 19 others injured when a Coptic Christian wedding in the Egyptian capital Cairo was raked by gunfire.
Hesham Abdel Hamid, official spokesperson for Forensic Medicine Authority, said the authority has received Four victims' bodies from the attack on a church in Warraq Sunday.
In June this year four Shia Muslims were brutally murdered after Salafists and other radical Sunni elements incited hatred towards this minority religious community in Egypt. Images of the brutal attack quickly emerged on social media whereby the disturbing scenes show a Shia Muslim being terrorized and killed by a rabid mob of fanatics. Of the four Shia Muslims killed one included Hassan Shehata who was a leader within this faith group.
Egyptian security forces fired bird shot and tear gas to prevent supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi from marching on Sunday to the site of a protest camp that was destroyed two months ago, a Reuters witness said.
At least three police conscripts were wounded in an armed attack on a bus in Sinai's town of Sheikh Zuweid on Sunday morning, security sourced said.
A leading member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says there are no reconciliation initiatives currently on the table.
Security forces in Egypt have clashed with supporters of deposed Islamist President Mursi who were trying to reach the site of a former protest camp in Cairo.
Strong Egypt Party leader Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh has claimed that a draft law on protests in Egypt shows clear evidence that "we are facing a suppressive power that has no legitimacy."
Gunmen on a motorcycle fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb on Sunday night, killing three people, security sources said.