Coptic Christians, Muslims, and Egyptian police fought in Cairo Sunday, following a Coptic Orthodox funeral. On Friday, in El Khusus, north of Cairo, Coptic Christians and Muslims shot at each other.
Clashes broke out between Coptic Christians and Muslims in central Cairo on Sunday after the funeral of four Copts killed in sectarian violence outside the Egyptian capital on Friday night, a witness said.
The state news agency MENA said 17 people had been injured in fighting after a funeral ceremony at the city's Coptic Orthodox cathedral. Public television showed riot police firing tear gas to disperse the crowd.
In some of the worst sectarian violence for months on Friday, four Christians and one Muslim were killed in El Khusus, north of Cairo, when members of both communities started shooting at each other.