Egypt troops dead after Coptic church protest in Cairo

At least three soldiers have been killed and dozens of people injured after a protest in Cairo against an attack on a Coptic Christian church.

Egyptian TV showed protesters throwing petrol bombs and army vehicles burning outside the state television building.

Copts blame Muslim radicals for the partial demolition of a Coptic church in Aswan province last week.

Sectarian tensions have increased since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising in February.

Egypt's Coptic Christians - who make up about 10% of the population - accuse the governing military council of being too lenient on the perpetrators of a string of anti-Christian attacks.

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