Report: 51 people injured in Egyptian sectarian violence

May 15, 2011 15:29


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Clashes that broke out Saturday between Muslims and Christians in Cairo left 51 people injured, AFP reported Sunday quoting the Egyptian Health Ministry.

The people were wounded during a Coptic Christian sit-in protest against sectarian violence.

"Most of the wounded suffer from fractures and bruises," AFP quoted health ministry official Ayman Ragab as saying.

The clashes errupted Saturday after a run-in between young Muslims and Coptic Christians who have been staging a sit-in outside the Egyptian state television building in Cairo after sectarian unrest last week left 15 people dead, according to local police.

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