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Six Dead After Muslims Attack Coptic Christians in Egypt

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MOHAMMED AL-SHAHED / AFP

Aleteia - published on 04/08/13 - updated on 06/08/17

The violence began after a swastika was found on an Islamic building

Five Coptic Christians and one Muslim is dead following a recent round of violence in Egypt. The violence began after a swastika was discovered on a Islamic building, which Muslims attributed to the local Christian community.  AsiaNews has the story:

Cairo – There is growing tension between groups of Christians and Muslims after the killing of four Copts and a Muslim in the district of Khosous. At the funeral of the Christian victims, held yesterday in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo, another Christian was killed and at least 80 were injured after the funeral procession was attacked by unidentified groups.
It all began on April 5 in Khosous, on the outskirts of Cairo. The clashes between Christians and Muslims was sparked by graffiti with a swastika on the wall of an Islamic building, which the Muslims attributed to Christians. Some buildings of the Christian community were torched and shots were fired. Four Christians were killed along with a Muslim.
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