The Wall Street Journal reports that a number of churches have been attacked and some set on fire in Egypt following the bloody clearing of Morsi supporters from Cairo ‘camps’.
Churches in the town of Sohag and village of Delga were reportedly set on fire while churches in the Abou Helal district of Minya and in the city of Suez were also attacked.
The Anglican community in Egypt sent out an appeal for urgent prayer, saying stones and Molotov cocktails have been thrown and a priest’s car destroyed in Suez.
While state media reported only 15 fatalities as the army cleared Morsi’s supporters from their two main ‘camps’ in Cairo, the Muslim Brotherhood claimed thousands have been killed.
Some communications in Cairo have been cut, and roads in Alexandria blocked, and the situation remains confused.
Hisham Hellyer, a professor at Georgetown University, told the BBC World Service that “all media sources need to be double-checked, as no-one is neutral in today’s crisis”.