Police arrests alleged killer of conscript in Damietta
Egyptian security forces - YOUM7(Archive)

CAIRO: A suspect in the shooting death of a conscript was arrested Wednesday in the northern city of Damietta, Youm7 reported.

Police raided El Basarta Village in search for alleged pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters who escaped after opening fire Tuesday at residents and soldiers during an anti-army and police march. Confrontations between protesters and the police left 21 citizens and personnel injured.

A Wednesday statement by the Damietta Security Directorate said that some 70 partook in the march, of whom 16, mostly women, were arrested in Tuesday clashes.

An eight-year-old boy was injured in his right eye and was referred to emergency hospital in Mansoura to follow up on his case.

A security cordon was imposed around the Basarta village, closing entries and exits, in an effort to arrest the perpetrators.

Additional reporting by Moataz el-Sherbeiny

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  1. idle obzerver
    May 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    May Allah have mercy on the deceases and may those heinous lowly criminals be brought to due justice on this side and the other..

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