17 Jan 2010

Security trial for accused killers of Christians

5:57 am on 17 January 2010

Three Muslims accused of killing six Egyptian Christians on the Coptic Christmas Eve will stand trial before an emergency security court.

State prosecutor Abdel Magid Mahmud says the men are charged with premeditated murder aimed at harming national interests.

The suspects were arrested a day after the shootings of six Copts and a Muslim policeman on a stretch of road with churches and a shopping mall in the southern village of Naga Hammadi on 6 January.