Security forces, backed by army troops, are in the process of raiding a Minya village after a bishop was shot, eyewitnesses told state-run news agency MENA.
Security forces raided al-Serw, a village in Egypt's Minya governorate, to arrest suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of Bishop Makarios.
A number of suspects have been identified, security sources revealed.
It was earlier reported that a group of people fired shots at priests because they carried out Christian religious rites inside an unlicensed house in Sarow.
The house belongs to Samir Lamey Habil. It has been used for holding Christian religious rites without acquiring a license, reports suggested.
The house was used for the same purpose, also without license, a few months earlier, which prompted resident to hold a protest surrounding the house.
Edited translation from MENA