Officials say the clash started when a Muslim tried to stop a Christian neighbour from building a speed bump in front of her home. Officials say both families started fighting and assailants tossed gasoline bombs into four Christian homes and a local church.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Tensions have been running high between Muslims and Christians after the popularly supported coup ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on July 3.


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