Sectarian clashes have erupted in a village in Minya, upper Egypt, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported .
The clashes led to the burning of four houses, MENA reported, following a dispute between Christian and Muslim families in which gunfire was exchanged.
The agency reported that security and military forces intervened to stop the clashes.
Attacks against churches and sectarian violence have increased in Minya and elsewhere in Egypt following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on.
Criticism has been directed at the lack of government response to the ongoing crisis.