Sectarian clashes in Minya dispersed

Security forces, backed by army troops, dispersed sectarian clashes between Christians and Muslims in a Minya village late Wednesday.
Fighting broke out in Saft al-Labban, a village in Minya governorate, as a result of a neighbours' dispute.
One person was injured and four houses were burned. Firearms were reportedly used in the violence.
Calm has since returned to the area.
Egypt has seen several sectarian clashes since the revolution of January 2011 against former President Hosni Mubarak. Sectarian violence continued under the ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsy.
Following Morsy’s ouster in early July, dozens of churches across Egypt have been stormed, ransacked and burned down by angry mobs. Many suspect Muslim Brotherhood supporters are responsible for the attacks.
Amnesty International has condemned Egyptian security forces' failure to protect the Christian community, which represents around 10 percent of the national population, demanding the government take further steps to curb attacks.
Edited translation from MENA

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