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Japan Today - News - Religious riots break out in Egypt - Japan's Leading International News Network

Japan Today - News - Religious riots break out in Egypt - Japan's Leading International News NetworkReligious riots break out in Egypt

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Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 07:02 JST
CAIRO — Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians traded barbs Saturday over deadly riots sparked by a play deemed offensive to Islam, despite a public display of unity ahead of November elections.

Friday's clashes — which left three dead and around 60 wounded — were some of the worst intercommunal violence Egypt has seen in years, underscoring the fragile religious balance of the Arab world's most populous country.

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