A group of Muslims attacked a Christian village in southern Egypt last week in an attack that injured two Coptic believers and a firefighter, each of whom needed to be hospitalized. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese announced that at least four Christian homes in the village of Demshaw Hachem were attacked and looted last Friday by “extremists” who objected to the houses being used as churches.

“Extremists attacked Copts, stole quantities of jewelry and money, destroyed household appliances and set fire to property,” the diocese’s statement reads, according to AFP. Those who attacked the homes were either residents of the village or came from nearby areas. The attack came as the threats and reports of an attack on the Christian community had been rumored for several days. READ MORE