First Published: 2013-01-20

 

Deadly clashes erupt in Cairo after ‘accidental killing’

 

Five people die in northern Cairo district as clashes erupt after police officer accidentally killed man while chasing drug dealer.

 

Middle East Online

Clashes between police, people increasing in Egypt

CAIRO - Five people were killed overnight Sunday in a northern Cairo district as clashes erupted after a police officer accidentally killed a man while chasing a drug dealer, officials said.

The clashes broke out outside a police station in the Shubra el-Kheima district when relatives and neighbours of the dead man gathered and then attacked the police with guns and Molotov cocktails, a security source said.

Four of the attackers were killed in clashes, taking to five the total number of people dead, according to a ministry of health report, which added 12 others were also wounded, including two policemen and a soldier.

Clashes between police and people have increased in Egypt since the uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

The army has been called in frequently to restore law and order given that the police has been widely discredited during security operations.

Clashes also broke out on Sunday, for the second day, at a court in Egypt's second city of Alexandria between protesters and security forces, media reported.

The protesters are demanding worthy verdicts for security officials on trial in the northern city for a deadly crackdown during the Arab Spring uprising two years ago.

 

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