Three people have been wounded in inter-religious clashes in the southern Egyptian village of Awlad Khalaf, local media said on Sunday.
A local security chief said Muslim residents of the village rallied on Saturday outside Christian-owned land where construction of a church was under way.
Christians fired gunshots and the two sides scuffled. Three Muslims were shot, including one in serious condition. A Christian man was stabbed.
Sectarian clashes frequently break out in Egypt for reasons such as church building and love affairs between Coptic Christians and Muslims.
CAIRO, June 26 (RIA Novosti)