Libya

Church Torched in Benghazi

Identities of arsonists currently unknown

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Witnesses say that unidentified assailants have torched a church used by Egyptian Christians in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, a week after scores were detained and reportedly abused by militias there for alleged proselytization.

Flames were seen rising from the church late Thursday, witnesses said. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning what it described as "assault."