31 Egyptians killed in clashes

The death toll has now reached at least 78 people since least Sunday

31 Egyptians killed in clashes

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 31 Egyptians have been killed and scores wounded in clashes across the country Friday, bringing the death toll to 78 people since last Sunday.

Twelve people were killed and 300 wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammad Morsi in the coastal city of Alexandria, medical sources told the Anadolu Agency.

In downtown Cairo, three people were killed in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents before army and police troops separated the two camps.

The Health Ministry said three people were killed by gunshots in the head and chest in clashes outside the Republican Guards headquarters where pro-Morsi protesters were assembling.

At least five police and army personnel were killed in separate attacks by unidentified gunmen in the North Sinai Governorate on Friday, security sources told the AA.

Two police officers were killed in a drive-by shooting by unknown gunmen in Al-Masaa'eed in the North Sinai capital city of Arish, the sources said.

Two policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the el-Obour area of Arish, said a security source, adding that the attackers escaped the scene following the assault.

Earlier in the day, an army recruit was killed and 6 others were injured in attacks on El Arish Airport in Sinai, a police station and six military checkpoints in Rafah city in North Sinai.

At least two were killed by gunfire and 28 wounded in clashes between supporters of Morsi and police in the Upper Egypt city of Assiut, about 300 km (186 miles) south of the capital, Cairo.

The clashes are taking place outside the Governorate headquarters in the city.

Tens of thousands of Morsi loyalists have taken to the streets in capital Cairo and other governorates to protest his overthrow under an army roadmap for the future of Egypt, demanding his reinstatement.

Today’s deaths take the number of people killed in violence to at least 72 since last Sunday.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Temmuz 2013, 12:03