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Updated: March 9, 2011 16:17 IST

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

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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.

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