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Violence drives 100 Coptic families from Egyptian village

Catholic World News - August 02, 2012

An estimated 100 Christian families have been driven from the Egyptian village of Dahshur, south of Cairo, after a clash with local Muslims.

The violence in Dashur erupted after a local Muslim resident's dispute with a Christian merchant became violent. Eventually 16 people were injured in mob violence, and police used tear gas to dispel the crowds. Several Christian churches and homes were torched, and Christian families left town to avoid further violence.

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