"She was affectionate for everyone, and she liked to help without charge." -Sadik's husband
(Cairo, Egypt)— [LifeSiteNews.com] A brave Coptic mother sacrificed her life to save her two daughters during the December 29 terrorist attack targeting Christians at a church in Cairo. (Photo: Egyptian Coptic Church/credit: Shutterstock.com/via LifeSiteNews)
Nermin Sadik, 32, pushed her daughters, Nesma, 11, and Karin, 7, away when she saw the gunman at Saint Mina Coptic Church. Sadik then fell to the ground.
"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," Sadik's elder daughter Nesma, said. "One of them hit my mother."
Nesma said that the terrorist tried to kill her and her sister, but as the girls' mother died, she held her daughters in her arms to protect them from the gunfire.
Sadik was a nurse, EgyptToday.com reports.
"She was affectionate for everyone," her husband said, "and she liked to help without charge."
An estimated ten people were killed and nine injured in the December 29 attack on dozens of Christian worshippers in the Helwan district south of Cairo...
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