Several Killed in Eid al-Fitr Clashes in Giza

Several Killed in Eid al-Fitr Clashes in Giza

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mursi clash with riot police during clashes at Nasr City district in Cairo

Two violent clashes between security forces and protestors has claimed the lives of seven people and injured three.

The first set of clashes, which took place in the town of Talbiyah in Giza, killed six people and injured three. The Health Ministry, which broke the news, did not provide further details about the clashes. Meanwhile, an Alexandria security official said that 20 “Brotherhood supporters” were arrested after security forces dispersed their rallies using teargas.

The second set of clashes took place in Kerdasa, also in Giza. Clashes broke out between security forces and “armed Brotherhood elements”, which resulted in the death of one protester, Lieutenant Colonel Essam Nabil said.

Egypt observes the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday today, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Dozens of alleged Brotherhood supporters staged Eid marches to protest the death sentences served to their leaders.

Egypt listed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation in December 2013. It insists it is behind the stringent wave of militancy which has targeted security personnel since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The Brotherhood continuously denies the accusations.

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  • Key

    Why are they labelled as protesters? Disguised as “protesters” they are armed criminals and mercenaries shooting at regular Egyptians and our police force. To top of this all on the day of Eid El-Fetr. Thank God for our Unity, Police Force and our Great Egyptian Army. Tahya Misr!

  • Minymina

    F**king blood thirsty savages. The Brotherhood has brought nothing but death and destruction. Hope those bastards get wiped out.

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