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More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya
More than a dozen Egyptian Copts reportedly kidnapped in Libya

Even as authorities in Cairo said they were investigating the abduction of seven Egyptian Christians in Libya, reports emerged Saturday of more than a dozen other such kidnappings carried out during the day by suspected Islamic militants. Despite the intensifying dangers as Libya splinters into warring fiefdoms, many Egyptians continue to seek work in the neighboring North African nation, including large numbers of Coptic Christians from southern Egypt or the Nile Delta. But as Islamic militants tighten their grip on some parts of Libya, Christians have been specifically singled out as targets. They include a Coptic couple and their daughter who were killed last month by unidentified...

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