02 Feb '11, 11pm

Two people were killed in gunfire aimed at anti-regime protesters in Tahrir Square in central Cairo early on Thursday.

Two people were killed in gunfire aimed at anti-regime protesters in Tahrir Square in central Cairo early on Thursday.

A wounded Egyptian anti-government demonstrator rests by a wall after receiving treatment at Cairo's Tahrir Square where crowds have gathered for a protest calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. -- PHOTO: AFP CAIRO - TWO people were killed in gunfire aimed at anti-regime protesters in Tahrir Square in central Cairo early on Thursday, witnesses said. Witnesses said also that there were many people wounded by fire coming from the October Bridge where partisans of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were positioned. Sporadic gunfire started around 4:00 am (0200 GMT, 10 am S'pore time) and could still be heard, an AFP correspondent reported. Mr Mubarak promised on Tuesday to surrender power in September to try to defuse an unprecedented challenge to his 30-year-rule, angering protesters who want him to quit immediately and prompting the United States to say ...

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