2 die in family clashes in Upper Egypt

CAIRO: Two people died, seven others were injured and five houses were burned down in clashes between two families in Qena governorate Friday, Youm7 reported.

 Some youth of the Ghanaima and the Gazazra families engaged in scuffles, which escalated to an exchange of gunshots. A truck, a café and a number of stores were also burned down.

 Security forces have headed to the scene in Nahyet Bahgoura, a village in Nag Hammadi city.

 Tribal violence in Upper Egypt’s Aswan left 25 dead and many tens of others injured in early April.

 Both Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim flew to meet with the Governor of Aswan Mostafa Yousri following the violence to meet with a number of tribal leaders to settle the dispute, and a truce was signed on April 7.

 Reporting by Hend al-Maghrabi.

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