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Update: Four Egyptian Shi’as killed by mob in Cairo

A group of Shi'a Muslims was attacked by a hostile mob in a village near Cairo

Update: Ministry of Health announced that the death toll in Abu Mussalam village near Cairo reached four Shia Muslims.


AFP – An Egyptian Shi’a Muslim was killed and eight wounded on Sunday when they were attacked by a hostile mob in a village in Giza province near the capital, police said.

A house where the minority Shi’as were meeting in Abu Mussalam was surrounded by residents who told them to get out.

When they refused, a crowd of several hundred people stormed the building and killed one Shi’a and wounded eight, police said.

Shi’as, who form just one percent of Egypt’s population which is primarily Sunni Muslim, are often accused of being under the influence of Shi’a-majority Iran.

Recent arrivals in Egypt of small groups of tourists from Iran had to be suspended following protests by hardline Salafists in the Arab world’s most populous nation.

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