» 07/06/2013 23:15 EGYPT Orthodox Coptic priest killed in Sinai AsiaNews sources confirm the shooting. Fr Mina Abboud Haroan was killed by a group of armed men, probably Islamists.
Cairo (AsiaNews) - A group of Islamist militants
killed Mina Haroan Abboud, a 39-year-old Orthodox Coptic priest,
in el-Arish, Sinai Peninsula. AsiaNews sources have confirmed the story.
The murder took place today, in the early
afternoon. A group of men, probably
Islamic extremists, stepped out of a car
and stopped the priest as he walked in the street. After shooting
the clergyman at point blank, they fled.
Fr Abboud was immediately taken to hospital but
died a few hours later.
Meanwhile, tensions are rising across the
country after yesterday's pro-Morsi demonstrations. Sources told AsiaNews
that the Muslim Brotherhood is taking
In Cairo, people are fighting on rooftops, and Brotherhood
members are hunting down young organisers of the 30 June mass rally."They are going house to house, pointing rifles and
machineguns. They are attacking with all sorts of weapons," witnesses said.