"There are two issues, one is the political crisis in Egypt which unfolded after 2013".
On his Twitter account, Hahn expressed his sincerest condolences to the families of the victims, stressing that the European Union (EU) stands by Egypt and its people.
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No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. An estimated 10-15 per cent of the population in Egypt are Christians. At least nine people were killed, an official said, in the latest violence targeting Egypt's Christian minority.
Five security guards were also wounded in the rampage outside the church south of the capital Cairo before a gunman was shot dead as he tried to storm the building.
State television reported the second attacker was captured after fleeing the scene.
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Hours before the church attack, the Egyptian army announced that six soldiers and three gunmen had been killed in two separate incidents in North Sinai.
A video posted on social media purports to show Ismail roaming a deserted street before being struck by gunfire. "There was more than one attacker", Mohammed Hussein Abdelhadi, who lives close to the church, told Reuters.
The Interior Ministry identified the assailant as Ibrahim Ismail Mostafa, who, the agency said, was involved in several previous militant attacks.
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The assailant had earlier opened fire at the nearby store owned by a Christian, the Interior Ministry said.