Egyptian gunmen kill 12

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Gunmen, believed to be Islamic militants, fired at civilians walking along a dirt road in a Coptic Christian village near Nag Hamadi, an industrial centre 300 miles south of Cairo, killing at least 12 men, security officials said. It was one of the highest death tolls in any single shooting incident since Muslim militants began a violent campaign in the spring of 1992 to oust Egypt's secular government.

AP - Cairo