Egypt village land row sparks fight, 12 dead: Sources

Reuters, Sunday 10 Jun 2012

Gunfight between members of two tribes in southern Aswan ends in fatalities

Up to 12 people were killed in a gunfight between members of two tribes from a southern Egyptian village sparked by a long-running row over land ownership, security sources said on Sunday.

The fighting erupted on Saturday evening over which of the two tribes owned a piece of agricultural land near El-Hikma village in Egypt's southern Aswan province, the sources said. Security forces imposed a curfew on the village, the sources added.


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