Four Egyptian Shia Muslims have been killed in an attack carried out by Salafi extremists in a village in Giza Province near the capital, Cairo, police say.
The attack was carried out on Sunday when a crowd of several hundred assailants attacked a home and then set it on fire in the village of Abu Mussalam.
The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram reported that the four â€œhad been taken to hospital, and the Health Ministry later said four people injured in the attack had died.â€
Police sources say several people were also wounded in the act of violence.
Egyptâ€™s security forces have been sent to the village to disperse the crowds and contain the situation.
Shias, who form just one percent of Egyptâ€™s population, are often under attack by extremist groups in the North African country.