A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said.
The UK Guardian cites Egyptian media sources that say at least one attacker was able to flee the scene, while another was overpowered and restrained by police and bystanders.
During a Palm Sunday service in April more than 40 people were killed and many more injured by bomb attacks in two separate cities and in May almost 30 people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery.
The police killed three attackers, including the suicide bomber.
Five terrorists, including one with attached explosives to the body, attacked a church near Cairo on Friday morning, according to the newspaper Al-Watan.
Eight Coptic Christians were among those killed.
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"People were terrified and wanted to check on their families in other buildings of the church", she told The Associated Press by phone. Two other bombs were defused near the church.
Since December 2016, Egypt's Copts have been targeted by the militants, who waged a series of attacks that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
Including the dead attacker, at least three people were involved in the terrorist squad.
The local IS affiliate has claimed responsibility for all the bombings targeting Christians. At least 43 people are killed and scores of worshippers injured in the Palm Sunday attack, which narrowly missed a ceremony presided over by Pope Tawadros II in Alexandria's St. Mark's cathedral. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has personally chaired meetings with his top security chiefs in recent days to discuss security during New Year's Eve and the Orthodox Christmas.
A Muslim mob ransacks and torches seven Christian homes in Minya after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman.