An Egyptian nun was killed on Tuesday after she was caught in the crossfire in a shootout on the Cairo-Alexandria road, the Coptic Orthodox Church announced in a statement.
The Mary Girgis Monastery said that nun Anastasia was travelling with several others in a car to the monastery when the shootout took place on the road, killing her instantly. Four passengers accompanying the nun were injured.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently unclear, and the identity of those involved is unknown.
The interior ministry has not yet commented on the incident.