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11 killed, 90 wounded in Cairo clashes

Posted by on March 9, 2011 0 Comment

Security and hospital officials say Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo killed 11 people and wounded more than 90.

The clashes broke out last night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Cairo church last week.

Muslims torched the church in a Cairo suburb 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 families of the couple.

The officials said today that those killed were six Christians and five Muslims.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

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