106 Egyptian police killed since 14 August: MOI

Ahram Online , Tuesday 27 Aug 2013

Crackdown on supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi takes its toll on Egyptian police with 106 killed and 915 injured since 14 August

In this image obtained from an Egyptian emergency service worker which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, bodies of off-duty policemen who were killed near the border town of Rafah, North Sinai, Egypt, lie on the ground Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (Photo: AP)

The number of police killed since the start of a crackdown on supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi on 14 August has risen to 106, the Ministry of Interior stated on Tuesday.

The death toll includes 27 police officers, 30 low ranking officers and 48 conscripts.

The ministry said police injuries in the same period are 915, including 300 police officers, 222 low ranking officers and 393 conscripts.

The police crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo's Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Giza's Nahda Square, and subsequent clashes have resulted in more than 1000 deaths.

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