The RIA Novosti (Russian) website reports that several people were wounded in inter-religious clashes today (June 26,2011) in the southern Egyptian village of Awlad Khalaf.
A local security chief said Muslim residents of the village rallied outside Christian-owned land where construction of a church was under way.
Christians fired gunshots and the two sides scuffled. Three Muslims were shot, including one in serious condition. A Christian man was stabbed.
Muslim-Christian clashes often break out in Egypt, as a result of a church being built, and love relationships occurring between Coptic Orthodox Christians and Muslims.