Cairo - Six villagers and 10 police officers were wounded when angry Muslims attacked a church and Christian homes outside Cairo on Wednesday, Arab media reported.
The attack in Dahshur village took place after a Muslim man died on Tuesday from wounds he sustained during a fight with a Christian, the Dubai-based Al Arabiya reported.
Police tried to prevent the angry Muslim crowd from setting fire to a church, but the crowd managed to torch several homes in the village, and clashed with the authorities.
The editor-in-chief of Al Ahram newspaper, Amin Ahmad Amin, said the tension erupted on Friday after a fight between the Muslim and the Christian, a laundry worker whom he accused of burning his shirt while ironing it.
Similar clashes between Muslims and Copts have taken place in the past 18 moths in Cairo.