Town riots after woman dies in police search

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CAIRO: More than a hundred Egyptians attacked policemen with rocks and sticks in a town south of Cairo on Thursday after a pregnant woman died during a police search of her home, a security official said.

Mervat Salam Abdel Fatah, in late pregnancy, died of internal bleeding when police shoved her to the floor after she refused to allow them into her home, the official said.

Police had a warrant for her brother-in-law, accused of theft.

Residents of the town, Samalut, rioted when they heard of her death, pelting police with stones and setting fire to a police truck. An officer was taken to hospital with injuries.

Police responded with tear gas. -AFP

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