Copts protest in south Egypt after fatal shootings
CAIRO (Reuters) - Coptic Christian protestors clashed with police in the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady on Thursday after six Christians and a Muslim police officer were killed in a shooting in front of a church, witnesses said.
The shooting took place after a Coptic midnight mass on Christmas, which is celebrated on Jan. 7. Nine more Copts were wounded, the Interior Ministry said.
Protests took place inside Nagaa Hamady hospital and outside the church where the shooting occurred. Police later pushed the protestors into the church grounds.
(Reporting by Ahmed Shalaby; writing by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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