An explosion, clashes and arrests dominate Egypt’ streets
YOUM7/Khaled Kamel

CAIRO:  A 20-year-old man was killed Friday when a homemade explosive device he was holding detonated in Cairo’s Manshiyat Naser neighborhood, Youm7 reported.

The victim was holding the device and riding a motorcycle at the time of the explosion. No other casualties were reported, but the victim suffered severe injuries and died after being transferred to Al-Hussein Hospital.

Ahmed Labib, the head of the Accidents Department at the West Cairo Prosecution, said forensics personnel were investigating the incident.

Elsewhere around the country, authorities responded to numerous protests following the end of Friday prayers.

A policeman was shot by gunmen in Qalyubia according to Al-Hayah Al-Youm channel. Two policemen were also injured with birdshot while responding to a protest allegedly organized by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Bulaq, Cairo according to Youm7.

Violent clashes also erupted between alleged MB supporters and security forces in Ezbat el-Nakhl in Cairo, and police managed to disperse the protesters by firing teargas.

In Mohandiseen, police vehicles targeted alleged MB marches in different areas, and in Haram, Giza a protest ended before the arrival of police. In Fayoum, police and alleged MB members clashed after police used teargas to disperse an unlicensed march. Police also fired teargas to disperse alleged MB protesters at Omrania Ring Road in Cairo.

Meanwhile in Asyut, two alleged MB protesters were arrested for possessing Molotov cocktails and documents insulting the police and army, according to Hayah. In Minya, police arrested two protesters who threw rocks at security forces and attempted to block a road, Youm7 reported.

Protests against the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi have been widespread in Egypt, especially following Friday prayers, since July 2013.

Additionally reporting by Maha al-bdiny, Ahmed Ismail, Asmaa Zidan, Reham el-Masry, and Rabab el-Galy.  

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