Muslim-Christian Clashes Cause Casualties in Egypt

Two dead, 89 injured


The death toll in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo has risen to two, health and security officials said Monday. Another 89 were injured in the clashes outside Cairo's main Coptic cathedral, which brought Egypt's growing religious tension to the seat of the church's pope.

The clashes broke out following the funeral of four Christians killed in sectarian violence the day before. A Muslim was also killed in that violence in Khosoos, a town just north of Cairo. The two incidents together constitute the country's deadliest sectarian violence in months.