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UPDATE: 15 killed in clashes between Brotherhood and opponents Friday

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Jan 2014
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Mother of school student, Abdullah Nawara, killed on Friday clashes holds him, Damietta, Egypt, Friday January 24, 2014 (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)
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Fifteen people were killed on Friday and 87 injured during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and opponents across Egypt, the health ministry said on Saturday.

School pupil Abdullah Nawara died in  Damietta, which saw supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi squarring off with police and local residents in the north Nile Delta's governorate.

Pro-Morsi protesters shouted slogans against the police and army until security forces arrived and dispersed them with teargas. Eleven others were reportedly injured in the clashes.

Twelve others were arrested during the violence, Al-Ahram added.

Clashes also erupted in Alexandria during a funeral for a student killed in previous clashes in the city on Thursday, leading to the death of another protester.

Supporters and opponents of the Brotherhood threw bricks and stones in the Al-Dekheila district, in the western part of the city, with protesters blocking a road before police intervened to separate both sides.

Fierce clashes also broke out in Giza between Morsi supporters and Egyptian security forces.

Hundreds of Islamists gathered in the Imbaba district, west of Cairo, with some burning tyres and hurling lit fireworks at security forces, who responded by firing tear gas, news agency MENA reported.

Sources told Ahram Online that one died in the Imbaba clashes. At least 111 rioters have been arrested in several governorates, the interior ministry said.

In Beheira governorate in Egypt's Nile Delta, two were killed in clashes between the Brotherhood and residents of Housh Eissa city, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

In Upper Egypt's Beni Suef governorate, the health ministry said that four people were killed during clashes between police and Brotherhood supporters.

Security forces said they arrested 20, two of whom are leading Brotherhood members -- Mahmoud Fouad and Mohamed Sayyed Abdo. Protests had erupted following Friday prayers in the cities of Beni Suef and Al-Wasti which soon after developed into confrontations.

In Upper Egypt's Minya governorate, Emad Sadek, 54, a shop owner, died from gunshot wounds sustained as he was passing close to the clashes. One more was injured, according to a health ministry official speaking to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

Clashes in Upper Egypt's Fayoum governorate also led to the death of 3, according to the latest health ministry figures.

At least six others were killed and more than 80 injured in Cairo in three separate bomb attacks targeting police buildings and personnel.

Friday's bomb attacks have heightened tensions in Egypt a day ahead of planned protests to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

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B.E. Macomber
25-01-2014 06:30pm
How can you say these are MBs? What confirmations do you have? A news source does not mouth what others tell them. A content farm is a shallow venue.
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25-01-2014 03:35pm
All these credits going to al baradie and sisi .interier minister 100%isreal agent public must remove him by force
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24-01-2014 07:51pm
Not human beings!!
If the mb & their supporters cannot act like civilized human beings then they do not deserve to be treated like civilized human beings!! ANIMALS BEHAVE MORE CIVILIZED THAN THESE PEOPLE & THERE IS NO PLACE IN SOCIETY OR THE WORLD FOR PEOPLE LIKE THIS!! They want to have their so called "peaceful protests" & insist on destroying, carrying weapons, hurling molotovs, using violent actions & committing crimes against their own country & countrymen then they are getting what they deserve when the police have to step in.. they want to act like barbarians fine, then accept the reaction & consequences that your actions cause & take responsibility instead of blaming the government, military, police, other religions & other countries!! IT IS TIME FOR THE MB & THEIR SUPPORTERS TO STOP WHINING & CRYING WHEN THE REACTION OR CONSEQUENCE IS DEATH AND ACCEPT THE BLAME AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT ONTO YOURSELF INSTEAD OF BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE!! Egyptians & the world are sick of this & fast losing patience, sympathy & tolerance for your sick, violent behavior that you think you can justify by your religious beliefs!! THERE IS NO RELIGIOUS OR ANY OTHER JUSTIFICATION FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR!!
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24-01-2014 03:54pm
Human beings
Pictures of these people killed and wounded by the police will not published by Ahram because they are not human beings or not Egyptian. Then you cry why attacks and bombms on same police.
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25-01-2014 04:41pm
Listen I wish you and the rest of the blind followers of these terrorist wake up and use your own brain. There is not a country on the planet that would show the amount of patience shown to these terrorists.they have declared war on Egypt . The Egyptian people don't want you. The good Egyptian people now know that the ikhwan have nothing to do with Islam . They are a power hungry terrorist group that have a warped ideology. They are the political wing and the groups that claim responsibility for the bombings are the so called military wing( terrorists) the ikhwan are done . We battled them in the 90's and won we will do the same thing now. Islam is strong in the hearts of Egyptians and is innocent from these terrorist

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