Two killed in Egypt's Sharqiya

Two people were killed early Sunday in armed clashes between security forces and gunmen in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, a security official said.

Two killed in Egypt's Sharqiya

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two people were killed early Sunday in armed clashes between security forces and gunmen in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, a security official said.

"As forces were tracking down a militant group suspected of firing on troops at dawn on Friday near the village of Al-Adwah, one of the militants opened fire at the forces, killing a conscript with a shot in the head and injuring another in the shoulder," Sharqiya security chief Sami al-Kelani told the Anadolu Agency.

Security forces returned fire, he added, killing the alleged gunman.

On Friday, gunmen reportedly opened fire at three personnel carriers carrying Central Security forces near Al-Adwah, the home village of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, leaving several conscripts injured.

Egypt has been in a state of turmoil since security forces violently dispersed two pro-Morsi sit-ins in the capital's Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares.

More than 181 people were killed on Friday in violence that accompanied mass demonstrations in several Egyptian cities, held to protest Wednesday's violent sit-in dispersals in which hundreds were killed.

Two days earlier, at least 638 people died in nationwide violence, including 375 killed in the two sit-in dispersals, according to figures released by the Health Ministry.

However, a pro-Morsi alliance has put the number of deaths from the Rabaa sit-in alone at some 2,600.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Ağustos 2013, 14:29
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