SEARCH

News » International

Updated: March 9, 2011 16:17 IST

Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11, over 90 hurt

AP
print   ·   T  T  
File photo of Eman Fathi Mossad Habib, the daughter of a 71-year-old Christian man who was killed in January this year by an off-duty policeman, grieving as she is hugged by a Muslim neighbour. Clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians erupted in Cairo after a church was set on fire on Tuesday.
AP
File photo of Eman Fathi Mossad Habib, the daughter of a 71-year-old Christian man who was killed in January this year by an off-duty policeman, grieving as she is hugged by a Muslim neighbour. Clashes between Muslims and Coptic Christians erupted in Cairo after a church was set on fire on Tuesday.

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 on Tuesday 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 on Wednesday that the killed were six Christians and five Muslims.

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

More In: International | News

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck Nepal which devastated important historic places. India and some neighbouring countries were also affected. Relief materials from India and other countries were sent to Nepal.


World

South Asia


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in International

US ferry services to Cuba approved

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday approved licenses for passenger ferry service between the United States and Cuba, a Treasury Dep... »