French police probe Copt churches threat
French police are investigating threats made against Coptic churches in France in the wake of a deadly attack on one in Egypt, a security source said Monday.
The probe was launched after a church official filed a complaint, the source said. Germany's Coptic Christians have also received threats of attack by radical Muslims and asked for protection, a bishop said in a newspaper Sunday.
Egypt was on high alert Monday ahead of the Coptic Christmas holiday on January 7 following the New Year's Day church bombing that killed 21 people in the city of Alexandria.
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