Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
06:05 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
17 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Bombs wound Egypt policeman, Morsi backers stage demos
Agence France Presse
An Egyptian soldier sits on top of an army vehicle as army guards Nasr street on January 31, 2014 in downtown Cairo. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE
An Egyptian soldier sits on top of an army vehicle as army guards Nasr street on January 31, 2014 in downtown Cairo. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE
A+ A-

CAIRO: Two roadside bombs exploded near a patrol car in Cairo Friday, and police fired tear gas at supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi in Alexandria, security officials in Egypt said.

One policeman was slightly wounded when his patrol car was hit by two roadside bombs in a Cairo suburb, the interior ministry said.

The capital has been rocked by several bombings and shootings targeting police over the past week.

On January 24, a day before the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, a car bombing hit police headquarters, one of four bombs targeting the force in the city.

Six policemen were killed that day.

Four days later, police general Mohamed Saeed, an aide to the interior minister, was killed outside his home by gunmen on a motorbike.

Supporters of Morsi, who was ousted by the army on July 3, had called for protests on Friday.

Police fired tear gas to disperse a pro-Morsi demonstration when the deposed Islamist's supporters clashed with opponents in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, security officials said.

Similar pro-Morsi demonstrations were staged in Cairo, Sharqiya and Fayoum, they said.

The military-installed authorities have launched a deadly crackdown on Morsi's supporters, mostly Islamists, since his removal.

Rights group Amnesty International says that at least 1,400 people have been killed in the crackdown.

Morsi supporters continue to stage regular protests demanding his reinstatement.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Egypt
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Story Summary
Two roadside bombs exploded near a patrol car in Cairo Friday, and police fired tear gas at supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi in Alexandria, security officials in Egypt said.

One policeman was slightly wounded when his patrol car was hit by two roadside bombs in a Cairo suburb, the interior ministry said.

Supporters of Morsi, who was ousted by the army on July 3, had called for protests on Friday.
Related Articles
 
 
Egypt police clash with anti-Sisi protesters
 
 
33 Islamists jailed for 6 years over Egypt protests
 
 
Student killed in Egypt university clashes
 
 
Cairo triple-bombing kills police general
 
 
Rights group calls on U.S. to delay military aid to Egypt
Show More
Entities
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Thursday April 17, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Silencing Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s hate talk
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Putin will keep rolling, until Obama says no
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS