CAIRO: Five were killed and 34 were injured in Friday’s clashes between security forces and pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators, Turkish Anadulo News Agency reported Saturday, quoting sourcesinside the Egyptian health ministry.
August 14 marked the first anniversary of the violent dispersal of the MB sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda squares, with conflicting reports indicating hundreds were killed.
Since then, the MB supporters organize marches every Friday, chanting against the police and the army and brandishing placards of the four finger symbol which refers to Rabaa.
The head of the central administration of the urgent and critical care of the health ministryKhaled el Khatib addedto the agency that the causalities were reported in Cairo, Giza and BeniSuef.
It added, quoting sources inside the National Coalition Supporting Legitimacy that seven died during the dispersalof pro-MB marches on Friday.
Fierce clashes between MB supporters and security forces were reported Friday,namely in Matareya in Cairo and Faisal in Giza.
A security source stated that 193 people affiliated with the MB were rounded Friday,according to Youm7.
It added that they possessedMolotov cocktails and fire cartridgesand were arrested in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria Qalyubia, Kafr el Sheikh, BeniSuef, Fayoum, Behera and Suez.
Meanwhile, public prosecution stated Saturday that they beganinterrogating200 people affiliated with theMB and involved in Friday’s violence.
The source said three people were killed yesterday, clarifying that the clashes resulted in the death of one resident from the Faisal district in Giza and two other masked men who were shootingat security and possessed six grenades and five homemade explosives.
Furthermore, in a press conference held Saturday, the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson Hany Abdel Latifannounced that the National Security body had identified six cells affiliated with the MB specialized in sabotaging the electricity transformers and towers, but did not mention if they were arrested or not.
The phenomenon of sabotaging electricity towers by anonymous persons spiked lately amid a repeated electricity cut-off.