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ICC Note: Christian-owned businesses were reportedly attacked by a mob this week in Minya, Egypt, according to Mideast Christian News. ICC has yet to verify the incident and the details behind the attack.
5/15/2013 Egypt (MidEast Christian News) – Coptic-owned businesses and pharmacies in Menbal village, Minya in northern Egypt were attacked by a mob, resulting in extensive damage and several injuries.
“The thugs attacked my shop, assaulting it with stones. Some of the contents were damaged … they destroyed a number of Coptic-owned shops and pharmacies,” Michael Sobhi, a witness from the village, told Mideast Christian News.
“The Copts of the village couldn’t confront the thugs, as their numbers increased. They had firearms and blades, so Copts tried to avoid fighting with them,” he added.

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