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Clashes flare up again in Aswan, two dead

Violence between two Upper Egyptian tribes returned when the Bani Helal clan burned a house of Daboudiya's tribe

Ahram Online, Thursday 26 Jun 2014
File photo: Aswan tribal clashes (Photo: Ahram)

Clashes between two tribal families in south Egypt regenerated late Thursday, killing two people, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

A group of the Arab clan Bani Helal torched a house of the Nubian tribe Daboudiya, leading to the death of two people, Hisham Gamal, deputy head of the committee of reconciliation, told Al-Ahram.

Gamal said he holds Aswan's security head responsible for the return of the clashes. The reason behind the flare-up of violence was not immediately clear.

An eye witness said security forces had cordoned off the surrounding area.

Inter-tribal clashes between the same two families in April killed 26 people, stoked panic in the touristic city and left dozens of schools closed in the following days.

A truce was later negotiated.


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