Attack on St Mary’s Church, Dakhlia
Two children entered St Mary’s church in Dakhlia during a church meeting and started to throw rocks at the congregation. Shortly after, there were calls from the surrounding mosques urging Muslims to act. A number of Muslims armed with rocks, knives and small weapons as well as bottles filled with acid, congregated around the church and threw the rocks and bottles at the church building.
Security forces have intervened and have cordoned off the area around El Geish street, Dakhlia. The clashes continue with some Muslims threatening police with the acid filled bottles from the balconies of some buildings in the area.
Reports from some residents of the area in question confirm there have been injuries resulting from the attack. Furthermore, it is reported that some Muslims are roaming the surrounding streets armed with acid filled bottles, calling out to Coptic residents to come down to the street!