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10 injured in religious clash in Egypt

Muslims and Christians battled with sticks, stones and firebombs Friday in a village south of the Egyptian capital, leaving at least 10 people injured, police said. The violence erupted when Muslim residents of Bamha village, some 25 miles south of Cairo, objected to suspected efforts by Christians to build a church on a piece of public land next to the town mosque, officials said. Residents fought with their hands and also threw sticks, stones and Molotov cocktails before police and security forces restored order to the scene, arresting 15 people. Police said at leaset 10 people were injured, three houses were burned down, and 20 shops were damaged in the melee. Full Story

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