Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

11 October 2013

Egypt: One Dead, Seven Injured in Friday's Protests - Ambulance Organization

One person was killed in Sharqiya and seven others were injured in Damietta in clashes that broke out on Friday during protests which the Muslim Brotherhood called for, said Ahmed al-Ansari, the Egyptian Ambulance Organization head.

In a statement it issued on Thursday, the National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy backtracked on its call for demonstrating at Tahrir and Nahda squares.

"We urge (Friday's) marches to avoid areas where blood was shed, whether it's Tahrir or otherwise," the statement said.

In Damietta, seven were injured in clashes that involved an exchange of fire. They were transferred to a hospital for treatment.

The Ministry of Interior said earlier on Friday that the security situation in most governorates is stable.

It added that security forces in Damietta arrested six people whom it said were rioters who belong to the Brotherhood.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.