ISMAILIYA: Egyptian protesters in the north Sinai town of El-Arish exchanged gunfire with police on Friday and hurled Molotov cocktails at a police station, witnesses said, amid nationwide anti-government rallies.
About 1,000 protesters broke off from a larger group and headed towards a police station, lobbing firebombs and burning police cars, witnesses said.
Several people were wounded in the clashes, but the number was not immediately clear.
The confrontations came as more than a million people poured onto the streets after the main weekly Muslim prayers across the country to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
Anti-government protests erupted on Jan. 25 and have left at least 300 people dead and many more injured or detained.
In the border town of Rafah, unidentified assailants attacked security force barracks on Thursday, security sources and eyewitnesses said.
The attackers opened fire with guns and used rocket-propelled grenades, the sources said.
Rafah is near Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip.