10 Feb '11, 4am

#Jan25 #Egypt Five dead, 100 wounded in south Egypt clash: Official

#Jan25 #Egypt Five dead, 100 wounded in south Egypt clash: Official

At least five people were killed and around 100 wounded in two days of clashes between police and demonstrators in a town in southern Egypt's New Valley region. -- PHOTO: AP CAIRO - AT LEAST five people were killed and around 100 wounded in two days of clashes between police and demonstrators in a town in southern Egypt's New Valley region, medics told AFP on Wednesday. Earlier, a security official had confirmed three dead. Police fired live rounds on Tuesday when local people rioted in the oasis town of Kharga, more than 400km south of Cairo, the security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Scores were wounded and three people died of their injuries on Wednesday. The furious mob responded by burning seven official buildings, including two police stations, a police barracks, a court house and the local headquarters of President Hosni Mubarak's ruling Nationa...

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