Aswan prosecution imprisons 8 suspects in tribal clashes
Corpses of Aswan violence incidents victims - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Security forces in Aswan arrested eight suspects in clashes between the tribes of Daboud and Beni Helal on Sunday, according to media reports.

El-Balad newspaper reported that one of the suspects is a 33-year-old baker and ex-convict who incited and participated in the clashes. The other suspects are a 52-year-old unemployed ex-convict, his 37-year-old chef brother, a 39-year-old and a 44-year-old teacher who revealed two others, the newspaper reported.

The Aswan prosecution decided on Sunday to imprison the eight suspects for four days pending investigation, Ahram Gate reported, adding that security forces said the main suspect belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The prosecution accused the suspects of stirring turmoil and carrying weapons without licenses, Youm7 reported.

They began investigating three new suspects in the clashes in Aswan, which left about 26 people dead, Youm7 reported.

Additional reporting by Abdallah Salah.

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