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Egypt charges 20 in April sectarian incident

CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor on Monday ordered 20 suspects to be tried for murder and sedition over the death of two people in April, signaling a tougher stance on sectarian tensions.
The prosecutor said 18 of the suspects in the incident in the village of Abu Qurqas in southern Egypt, where a road accident sparked sectarian clashes during which houses were burned, were in custody and two were still at large."A scuffle broke out between a group of Christians and Muslims, in which fire arms were used that led to the death of two people and four others were injured," the prosecution statement said.
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