Egyptian Copts hold funeral after sectarian strife

CAIRO - Thousands of Egyptian Christiansattended an emotional funeral service on Thursday for peoplekilled in the worst Christian-Muslim violence since HosniMubarak was toppled from power.

Six coffins lay by a church altar during the ceremony,victims of the violence on Tuesday in which 13 people werekilled and 140 wounded. A seventh coffin arrived later.

The strife poses another challenge to the Supreme Council ofthe Armed Forces, which says it wants to hold elections withinsix months so it can relinquish power.

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