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Another incident of sectarian violence took place over the weekend in Egypt. A dispute between neighbors over a speed bump turned into a clash that led to a church being firebombed, houses attacked, and leaving at least 15 wounded. In the past month violence between Islamist supporters of ousted president Morsi and the Coptic Christian community has escalated, and security forces have done little to slow the violence.
08/11/2013 Egypt ( – Egyptian security officials say a clash between Christians and Muslims that saw homes and a church burned in a southern city have left 15 people wounded.
Officials say the clash started Sunday when a Muslim tried to stop a Christian neighbor from building a speed bump in front of her home. Officials say both families started fighting and assailants tossed gasoline bombs into four Christian homes and a local church.
Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Tensions have been running high between Muslims and Christians after the popularly supported coup that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on July 3.

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