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Cairo clashes leave more than 20 dead

Egypt's prime minister has appealed for calm after 24 people were killed when clashes between Coptic Christians and security forces escalated into full-scale riots.

The violence broke out after a protest in Cairo against an attack on a church in Aswan province last week.

Some Muslims joined the Copts in protesting against military rule while others responded to government calls to help preserve stability.

An emergency cabinet meeting has been called.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 10 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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