Muslim mob stabs Christian to death in Egypt over feud

Egyptian officials say a Muslim mob stabbed a Coptic Christian to death over a personal feud.

Bishop Macarious of the southern Minya governorate says the mob attacked the families of two priests with knives and batons in the village of Tahna al-Gabal late Sunday. Fam Khalaf, 27, is killed and the father of one of the priests is wounded.

Police confirm the incident and say they arrested four people.

After the attack, Christian residents gather at a local church for prayers for the dead and protests on Monday.

Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt’s mostly Muslim population. Sectarian violence occasionally erupts, mainly in rural communities in the south. Islamic extremists have also targeted Christians.

— AP

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