Clashes between two families in Saff City
Egyptian Security forces - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO: Security officials deployed forces, vehicles and special unites, Wednesday, to control the clashes between two families in Saff City in Giza, Youm7 reported.

There are unconfirmed reports of injuries and casualties during the renewed “Thaar” (vengeance) clashes between the Abu Elian and Abu Ewiss families.

Both sides exchanged fire, blocked roads and burned down houses, which drove security forces to try to control the situation by arresting number of suspects and seizing weapons used in the clashes.

On the other hand, officials in educational bodies in the city confirmed to Youm7 that the clashes caused a halt in the educational process there.

A security source told Youm7 that the families used heavy weapons for several hours in their armed conflict, while civil protection forces extinguished the fire.

Officials in the security directorate moved to site of the clashes, with the help of leading figures from both families to try to end the strife between both sides and stop the violence.

Two people died and 15 were injured following a four-hour gun battle between two families in the Saff area of Giza Governorate Friday, according to security sources.

Recently, similar tribal clashes took place in Aswan, beginning on April 4, leaving 27 people dead and dozens injured.

After a series of meetings between tribal leaders and different officials, they announced a truce on April 7.

Al-Ahram reported on Jan. 21 that vengeance conflicts ended between two families in Qena, after three years of rivalry.

Additionally, El-Balad reported on Tuesday that Beheira Security Directorate ended a conflict between two families after the security officials oversaw the reconciliation.

 Additional reporting by Mahmoud Abdel Rady and Mahmoud Taha Huss

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