Cairo: At least 19 Copts killed in clashes

Published October 9th, 2011 - 08:00 GMT

Egyptian Health Ministry sources said at least 19 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded in fierce clashes between Christians protesting a recent attack on a church and security forces. The riots Sunday night spread to Tahrir Square and drew in thousands battling each others with rocks and firebombs and tearing up pavement to use as ammunition, the AP reported.

State television had reported that three troops were shot dead and dozens of their comrades were hurt.

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