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Morsi supporters torch church in central Egypt: agency

Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched a church in central Egypt on Wednesday in a reprisal attack as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, MENA state news agency said.

world Updated: Aug 14, 2013 15:08 IST
AFP

Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched a church in central Egypt on Wednesday in a reprisal attack as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, MENA state news agency said.

The assailants threw firebombs at Mar Gergiss church in Sohag, a city with a large community of Coptic Christians who comprise up to 10 percent of Egypt's 84 million people, causing it to burn down, the agency said.

First Published: Aug 14, 2013 15:07 IST