Coptic Christian mother sacrificed her life for her daughters in church terror attack

ChristianToday.com reports: “A Coptic mother sacrificed her life to save her two daughters during the December 29 terrorist attack targeting Christians at a church in Cairo, it has emerged.

Egypt Today reported that Nermin Sadik, 32, pushed her daughters, Nesma, 11, and Karin, 7, away when she saw the gunman at Saint Mina Coptic Church in the Helwan district south of Cairo, before falling to the ground.

Nesma, the elder daughter, said: ‘After falling, the terrorist looked angrily at a necklace on my mother’s neck and then took out a weapon and fired several bullets at us. One of them hit my mother.’

Nesma added that as the girls’ mother died, she held her daughters in her arms to protect them from the gunfire.

Sadik was a nurse, and her husband said she was ‘affectionate for everyone…and she liked to help without charge’.

The account comes after Egypt’s public prosecutor yesterday filed murder charges against a man accused of killing 11 people in the attack on the church and a Christian-owned shop in a Cairo suburb last week…”

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