Egypt: Two Dead, Several Injured In Minya Clashes

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Egypt: Two Dead, Several Injured In Minya Clashes
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Two were killed and others were injured when bloody clashes flared between residents of a Minya village and demonstrators marching to support deposed President Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday. (Also see: Al-Ahram Journalist Shot Dead In Egypt)

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Egypt: Two Dead, Several Injured In Minya Clashes

The two parties exchanged gunfire in Egypt, resulting in the death of Reda Mohamed Ahmed, 20, and Mokhtar Ibrahim, 29, an eyewitness and security forces said.

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Several houses of Muslim Brotherhood supporters were torched in Minya’s Saft Abu Gerg Village, Egypt. Some residents in Egypt set the house of Mokhtar Hendi, a Brotherhood leader, on fire. The violence was renewed later on Tuesday after the funeral of the two dead victims in Egypt. Army and security forces attempted to break up the clashes and control the escalating violence.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry arrests 30 armed Brotherhood elements

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior arrested 38 Muslim Brotherhood elements at a Bani Soueif school with arms in their possession, a statement for the ministry said on Tuesday.

The elements were arrested in a school where a Brotherhood member, who was arrested with the group’s guide earlier on Tuesday, worked. Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood’s General Guide, was arrested at an apartment in a Nasr City building. Badie was in the company of two men and two women. No weapons or ammunition were found in his possession. Sayed Abdel Rehim, who was caught with Badie, worked at the Islamist Call School in Bani Soueif, the Interior Ministry said on its Facebook page.

Egypt’s Security bodies searched the school and found 38 Brotherhood elements in hiding and in possession of an automatic rifle, three shotguns, petrol bombs and a large amount of ammunition, the ministry added. They were also found to be in possession of three wireless radios.

This content is from : Aswat Masriya

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Aswat Masriya English is the sister site of Aswat Masriya, which provides news and information about the general scene in Egypt. The websites are part of a Thomson Reuters Foundation initiative to enhance democracy through strengthening the media in Egypt. Along with a programme of training courses for journalists, it is hoped that the sites will promote democracy in Egypt by providing independent, balanced and accurate news and information to journalists and the public in this critical phase in Egypt’s history. Aswat Masriya has set content partnership agreements with prominent Egyptian media institutions like Al-Ahram newspaper and Al-Shorouk Newspaper.
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