At least 16 people were wounded when a church and Christian homes were attacked in a village near Cairo, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Unrest in Dahshur, a city 40km south of Cairo, started after a Muslim man died of his injuries sustained in an earlier clash on Friday, according to the report.

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Violence frequently flares between Egypt's Muslim majority and its Coptic Christian minority. This is the first instance since Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was elected.