Christians, Muslims Clash in Egypt; Reports of Several Killed Denied
An Egyptian security source on Sunday ruled out reports that a number of people were killed in clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians over the inauguration of a church in a village near Minya in upper Egypt.
The source said the report by a satellite channel was "baseless," cited Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). He said ten people were slightly injured in the clashes.
The source added that calm was restored in the village after one side opened fire from a hunting rifle and another riposted by attempting to set fire to the church. A number of people were arrested and the village was sealed off by police.
Violence between Christians and Muslims in Egypt has stopped completely for about two years after as many as 21 people were killed in clashes during January 2000 in
the Sohag province in the southern of the country. (Albawaba.com)