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Coptics, Muslims Clash After Attack at Church

The World | IN BRIEF / EGYPT

April 16, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Fighting broke out between hundreds of Coptic Christians and Muslims at the funeral of a man knifed to death in an attack outside a church. Egypt's Interior Ministry said 15 people were injured and 15 arrested.

Security forces used tear gas to quell the disturbance, which damaged several shops and left two cars on fire. On Friday, a man who was said to be mentally unbalanced stabbed worshippers at three Coptic churches in Alexandria, killing the 78-year-old man.

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