|2 Egyptian protesters shot, blast near Sinai tomb|
|Written by Egypt News|
|Sunday, 15 May 2011|
protesters were shot in Cairo during Christian and Muslim demonstrations
and an explosion occurred near the tomb of a prominent Muslim sheikh in
the Sinai Peninsula, state news agency MENA said.
A car driving on a bridge over the area where the protesters were gathered, which is in front of the state television building, fired gunshots into the crowd, wounding two people late Saturday.
There were no further details about the Sinai blast, but both acts of violence will add pressure on Egypt's military rulers to ensure stability and security following the popular revolt that forced out President Hosni Mubarak in February.
Although Muslims and Christians came together to overthrow Mubarak, interfaith tensions have since grown and 12 people have been killed and more than 200 injured in recent clashes.
Egypt's interim ruling military council which took over after Mubarak stepped down on February 11 vowed Friday to use all means to crack down on what they described "deviant groups" threatening stability and security.
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