One killed in clashes between Muslims and Copts

Clashes erupted when a Coptic man allegedly sexually harassed a Muslim man's sister

One killed in clashes between Muslims and Copts

World Bulletin/News Desk

One person died and dozens were wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians late Friday night outside a Coptic church in Egypt's second city, state newspaper al-Ahram reported.

Clashes erupted Friday night in western side of Alexandria, after a fight started between two young men, one Copt and the other Muslim, when the Copt allegedly sexually harassed the latter's sister.

The two sides threw firebombs at each other before security forces intervened and cordoned off the area around the church.

Police arrested eight people after about two hours of fighting, a security source told Reuters.

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