French police tighten secuirty at Coptic churches

January 3, 2011 23:37

PARIS  — French police said Monday they have tightened security at Coptic Christian churches and opened a probe into online messages threatening terror attacks against such religious sites in France.

The Internet threats were discovered soon after a bombing against Coptic Christians in Egypt killed 21 people on Saturday.A priest in the Paris suburb of Chatenay-Malabry lodged a legal complaint about the threats after a member of his congregation noticed the messages online, police said.

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