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Egypt: 6 Christians killed in drive-by shooting at church

January 07, 2010

At least six Coptic Christians have been slain in a drive-by shooting in Naj Hammadi, Egypt, as they were leaving the nighttime Christmas liturgy. Most Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7 this year.

The violence reportedly took place in retaliation for the alleged rape of a Muslim woman by a Christian man in November.


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