Egyptian Christian shot in Benghazi
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: An Egyptian Christian was shot by unidentified men in Benghazi, reported Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath on Sunday.

There has yet to be confirmation on whether the person died as a result of their injury.

Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath reported the news the same day a seminar was organized by the Tagammu Party regarding the killing of seven Egyptian Christians last week, whose bodies were found by Libyan authorities near the coast in Benghazi. The seven were shot and killed execution style.

“Their killing is related to the prosecution of Christians which erupted following the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, which aims to create sectarian division in Egypt,” Tagammu President Refaat al-Saed said during the conference.

The seven victims were forced out of their building by unidentified gunmen. Witnesses claimed the gunmen were gathering information on their religious beliefs, suggesting they were killed for being Copts.

In the months following the ouster of Morsi and the dispersal of his supporters’ sit-ins by force, several extremist groups began targeting Christians in Egypt by burning churches and kidnapping them.

Originally published in Youm7.

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