Cairo: An Egyptian military official says the army has quietly buried at least three soldiers killed during clashes with mostly Coptic Christian protesters.
The official says the soldiers` funerals were low-key to avoid heightening tensions in the country.
Egypt`s state MENA news agency quotes the unnamed military official as saying the soldiers` burials took place Wednesday.
The military official says the army hasn`t released the exact number of troops killed in Sunday`s clashes to preserve troop morale. The rioting left at least 26 dead, mostly Christian protesters.
It was the worst violence since Hosni Mubarak`s ouster in February. During the uprising, the military, intent on preserving its strong image, did not disclose its losses.