CAIRO – Egypt suffered the deadliest unrest since President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster when clashes Wednesday between Muslims and Coptic Christians left 13 dead and 140 injured.
The bloodshed – on the edge of a Cairo slum – renewed worries about the government’s willingness to protect the country’s Christian minority. Army units intervened only after Muslims set fire to homes and businesses.
Authorities said the dead were about evenly divided among Christians and Muslims, and witnesses said the victims included 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head.
Los Angeles Times