Mariam, an 8 year- old Coptic Christian girl, was hit by 13 bullets while she was standing in front of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Cairo after attending a wedding last Sunday.
Two masked Islamic gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the Virgin Mary Church in Warraq district in the Egyptian capital.
More than 60 churches have been attacked and burnt since the Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted after a massive petition called for him to step down.
The Muslim Brotherhood is now targeting Coptic Christian en masse. they have also attacked some moderate muslims who participated in the revolt against President Morsi, army personnel and the police force.
Philopatir, 3 years old, is Mariam's brother. He was also wounded in the terrorist attack on the Virgin Mary Church along with his mother and grandmother. All were injured. He is still under treatment for his gunshot wound in the abdomen.