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One dead, 19 injured in Friday clashes

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At least 10 were arrested in Alexandria for involvement in clashes between demonstrators and security forces

Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in Nasr City demanding his reinstatement, raising their hands in the "Rabaa" sign (Photo by Ahmed Al Malky )

Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi demonstrate in Nasr City demanding his reinstatement, raising their hands in the “Rabaa” sign
(Photo by Ahmed Al Malky )

Clashes between demonstrators and security forces on Friday resulted in one death and 19 injuries in Cairo on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

Spokesman for the ministry, Ahmed Kamel, also confirmed that an unidentified body was delivered to an Alexandria hospital. He stressed that it is not clear if this death is connected with protests in Alexandria. Nine of those injured had received treatment and were discharged from hospital by Saturday morning.

The Ministry of Interior reported on Friday that a “homemade bomb” exploded near to the first Montaza police station. The ministry statement said the explosion occurred after a “march of supporters of the [Muslim] Brotherhood terrorist organisation” had passed through the area. No injuries were reported as a result of the explosion.

The ministry statement also accused the marchers of blocking roads in Alexandria, as well as engaging in clashes with local residents and using “Molotov cocktails, ammunition and bird shot”. At least 10 were arrested in Alexandria for involvement in the clashes.

The interior ministry said on Friday that a march of 500 people in Ain Shams blocked a level-crossing and accused them of “firing live ammunition and bird shot towards residents and police forces.” As a result two policemen were injured, one of whom underwent surgery and is said to be in a “semi-stable condition”.

 

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