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.
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.

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