Radical Islamists kill four Shiites in Egypt attack
Four members of Egypt's Shiite Muslim minority were killed Sunday in an attack by radical Islamists in a village south of Cairo, medical and security officials said, dpa reported.
The hardliners attacked the house of a local Shiite leader in the village of Zawyat Abu Muslem in Giza, accusing him of spreading Shiism, reported the online edition of the state-run newspaper al-Ahram.
They stormed the house and beat up the people inside before dragging four to death on the road outside, according to the report.
Extreme Sunnis view Shiites as heretics.
Accounting for less than 1 per cent of Egypt's mainly Sunni 83-million population, Shiites have voiced concerns over the rising influence of Islamists since the 2011 revolt that deposed president Hosny Mubarak.