Christians, Muslims riot in Egyptian village

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October 5, 2008 15:37

 
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Egyptian officials said on Sunday that police have fired tear gas to quell clashes between Christians and Muslims in a southern village. A security official said that several shops were set on fire in Sunday's rioting in el-Tayaba, 220 kilometers (135 miles) south of Cairo. No casualties were reported. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the media. Fighting erupted late Friday after allegations that Muslims sexually harassed a Christian woman. Police arrested 48 suspects.

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