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  Adar II 28, 5773 , 08/04/13

Ashton Concerned About Clashes in Egypt

The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said on Sunday that she was "extremely worried about the violent incidents" between Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo, during which one person was killed.

"On hearing the news I immediately contacted the Presidency, strongly urging restraint and for the security forces to control the situation," Ashton, who is visiting Cairo, said in a statement.

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