Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt force curfew of entire town

An Egyptian town has been placed under curfew after a man was killed and several wounded in inter-religious clashes. Clashes in Dama's, in northern Egypt, began after rumors spread that a Muslim girl from the area was involved romantically with a Copt boy. According to a report in the London-based Al-Quds Al-'Arabi, the boy's father was killed in the clashes, several others were wounded and the police arrested a number of the people involved in the brawl. Egyptian authorities imposed a curfew on Dama's, home to some 25,000 people, in order to calm matters down. More than 1,000 soldiers have been deployed there to maintain security.