Egypt’s local news digest Oct. 24: Police officer shoots juice shop owner in Heliopolis; 75K football fans to attend Egypt-Ghana game on Nov. 13
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Police officer shoots juice shop owner in Heliopolis

A police officer opened fire at a juice shop owner in Heliopolis after clashes erupted over traffic movement on Monday, Youm7 reported.

Local residents arrested on the police officer and handed him in to a police station, while the shop owner was transported to a near hospital as a live bullet entered in his foot.

The clashes erupted when a truck with sugarcane stopped outside the shop to unload sugarcane for the shop, hindering the police officer’s car from passing.



75K football fans to attend Egypt-Ghana game on Nov. 13

A total of 75,000 football fans will attend a game between Egypt and Ghana in the final round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, due to be held on Nov. 13, Youm7 reported.

The Egyptian Football Association has obtained an approval from the security agencies for attendance this number. The match tickets will be sold on Nov. 1.


Illegal migration by 84 people thwarted at Egypt’s Sallum border

Egyptian border guards thwarted an attempt of illegal migration by a total of 84 people along western border of Sallum before entering into the Libyan territories, Youm7 reported a statement from the Marsa Matrouh Security Directorate on Monday.

The migrants include 81 Egyptians, two Sudanese, and a Syrian; all of them have been investigated, the statement added.

Such arrests happen routinely at Egyptian borders, where security measures were intensified to curb the practice of illegal immigration. Border guards have also seized dozens of attempts to smuggle contraband and drugs.


Egypt security forces kill 33 militants in North Sinai

Egyptian security forces killed 33 militants over the past 24 hours in restive North Sinai, particularly in Arish, Rafah, and Sheikh Zewuid, a security official at the governorate told Youm7 on Monday.

The security forces also defused nine explosive bombs planted along roads through security and military convoys patrol, the official added.

On Oct. 18, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi declared the emergency case and imposed a curfew in four area northern Sinai for three months, reported state’s official newspaper al-Waqaei al-Masryia.

The decision is applicable on parts of Rafah, Arish, El-Halal Mount, and Awja districts; it come into force on Oct. 31, starting at 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Three days earlier, a terrorist attack targeted a military checkpoint in North Sinai, leaving 12 servicemen dead and six more injured.


Cairo University, GALAE sign protocol to get rid of illiteracy in Upper Egypt

Cairo University and the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education (GALAE) signed a deal on cooperating to get rid of illiteracy in Upper Egypt governorates, Youm7 reported on Monday.

Cairo University President Jaber Nassar said the university will implement this protocol under the supervision of faculties and the concerned authorities to take care of the youth literacy in villages and neighborhoods and centers of Giza.

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