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Death toll in Egypt Clashes Reaches 12 – media

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Laaska News  Feb. 5, 2012

The number of people killed in the clashes taking place in Egypt has reached 12,the Xinhua reprts on Saturday.

 

Death toll of clashes in Egypt reaches 12

CAIRO, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) — The Egyptian Health Ministry announced Saturday that five more people were killed in the clashes between security forces and protesters near the Interior Ministry building in the capital Cairo, driving the death toll to 12 across the country.

The five people died in Saturday’s clashes near the Interior Ministry Building, four of whom were admitted to Qasr el-Aini Hospital and one to Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital, Health Ministry Undersecretary Hesham Sheeha was quoted by Egyptian official MENA news agency as saying.

Two protesters were killed Friday in front of the Interior Ministry building.

In northeastern region of Suez, three more people were dead on Saturday, driving the death toll in that region to five, said Sheeha.

The protest, triggered by a recent football riot in Port Said, has been going on for three days. On Wednesday, 74 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured in a riot between fans of two rival teams at the end of a match in the Port Said Stadium.

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The number of people killed in the clashes taking place in Cairo and Suez has reached 11, the Egyptian Health Ministry reports on Saturday.

Another 2,500 people have been injured, some of them hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

 Clashes in front of the building of the Interior Ministry in Cairo resumed on Saturday with the protesters setting fire to several shops and offices around Tahrir Square. They are demanding that the government brings to justice those responsible for the death of over 70 fans who died in a scuffle which followed a football match in Port-Said.

Last night, police used tear gas to prevent the protesters from attacking the Interior Ministry building.

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