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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