|Two Copts Martyred
in South Egypt
|Killings the work of suspected militants|
ASSYUT, Egypt, Sept 6 (Reuter) -- Egyptian police on Saturday found the bodies of three men they believe were shot dead by Moslem militants active in the south, security sources said. They said police found the bodies of the three men -- two of whom were Christians -- in the fields surrounding the village of Roda near Mallawi town, some 260 km (160 miles) south of Cairo. Police suspect the militants were members of the Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group) which has been fighting to transform Egypt into a purist Moslem state. More than 1,000 people have been killed since the group began its struggle in 1992. The Gama'a has often targeted Christians, policemen and tourists in its armed campaign but the sources say the victims in this case might have been police informers.
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