Egyptian Copts hold funeral after sectarian strife

CAIRO - Thousands of Egyptian Christians

attended an emotional funeral service on Thursday for people
killed in the worst Christian-Muslim violence since Hosni
Mubarak was toppled from power.

Six coffins lay by a church altar during the ceremony,

victims of the violence on Tuesday in which 13 people were
killed and 140 wounded. A seventh coffin arrived later.

The strife poses another challenge to the Supreme Council of

the Armed Forces, which says it wants to hold elections within
six months so it can relinquish power.
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