US condemns sectarian violence in Egypt

Washington–The United States on Monday denounced deadly sectarian violence in Egypt, and called for restraint as it urged the authorities to conduct a full investigation.

"The United States strongly condemns" the violence and destruction involving Muslims and Coptic Christians, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

"We call for calm and restraint," he said, urging the authorities to conduct "a full and transparent investigation.

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