Christians, Muslims clash in Egypt over church construction

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) 

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