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May 8, 2011 2:59 pm

At Least 6 Dead in Egyptian Sectarian Violence

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CNN – At least six people were killed and 120 injured in sectarian clashes outside a church in Cairo on Saturday, officials said.

A group of Muslim Salafists attacked the Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church. Gunfire rang out as people sprinted for cover.

The clashes were sparked by reports of a Christian woman who married a Muslim man and was allegedly being held inside the church.

Nearby, firefighters responded to a blaze at the Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church. Hundreds of residents stood outside as it burned and two men were seen jumping from a window of the building.

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