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Coptic Churches Set On Fire In Egypt

Eric Parra |
August 14, 2013 | 8:22 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Churches throughout Egypt were burning after chaos broke out in clashes of violence and a state of emergency was declared. Reports say that 17 churhces caught flame along with other Christian-related schools and businesses.

From Aljazeera

"Coptic witnesses and religious leaders said the attacks were carried out by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in areas without police protection. In some areas, the attacks reportedly came amid ongoing fighting between security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. "



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