The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Cairo church last week. Muslims torched the church amid an escalation of tensions between the two religious groups over a love affair between a Muslim and a Christian that set off a violent feud between the couple's families.
The officials said Wednesday that the killed were six Christians and five Muslims, all died from gunshot wounds. They said 94 people were wounded - 73 Muslims and 21 Christians.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Sectarian Violence Erupts In Egypt After Church Torched; 11 Dead
Christians protesting the torching of a Church in Cairo were attacked by mobs of Muslims, and the ensuing mayhem left 11 people dead and 90 injured.