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Egypt : Attack on Coptic Monastery, One Man Injured

ICC Note

An Egyptian Muslim attacked Coptic monastery claiming that the land on which the monastery is found belongs to him. This is not the first time the monastery is attacked.

January 14, 2008 Egypt (ANSAmed) – A group of some twenty Muslims with automatic weapons attacked on January 8 a Coptic monastery in Upper Egypt, in Minya, 300 kilometres south of Cairo , injuring a monk and causing damages, the Egyptian media report today and sources of the monastery confirmed to ANSA. Some forty men attacked for six hours the monastery of Abo Fana and destroyed paintings and property, independent weekly Khamis reports.

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