Twenty-three houses belonging to Coptic Christians have been set on fire in Naga Hassan village, Egypt, after a Muslim man was reportedly killed in an altercation with three Copts on July 5, writes Egypt Independent.

Although local residents said the altercation had no religious or political motivation, others are concerned at an apparent increase in interfaith tension following Mohamed Morsi’s deposition.

The UK’s Independent newspaper reports that Coptic Christians are being held responsible for the coup by some of Morsi’s supporters, and suffering violence as a result.