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Coptic priest shot dead in latest Egypt violence.

Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 00:29

July 6 - Gunmen kill Coptic Christian priest in Egypt's Northern Sinai in what could be first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Mursi. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Gunmen shot dead a Coptic Christian priest in Egypt's lawless Northern Sinai on Saturday in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, security sources said. At least 30 people died and more than 1,000 were wounded after Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement called "Friday of Rejection" protests across the country and tried to march on the military compound where the ousted president is held. The shooting in the coastal city of El Arish was one of several attacks believed to be by Islamist insurgents that included firing at four military checkpoints in the region, the sources said. Saturday's attacks on checkpoints took place in al-Mahajer and al-Safaa in Rafah, as well as Sheikh Zuwaid and al-Kharouba.

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Coptic priest shot dead in latest Egypt violence.

Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 00:29