Health ministry says 41 killed in Egypt clashes

The health ministry said on Thursday 36 people have been killed in the capital, according to the official MENA news agency.

Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 09:11 AM IST

Cairo: The death toll from the latest wave
of violence in Egypt between protestors and security forces
has reached 41, the health ministry has said.

Clashes have raged since Saturday between police and
protesters demanding that the ruling military cede power to a
civilian authority.

Much of the violence has been centered around Cairo`s
Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of protests that toppled
Hosni Mubarak in February.

The health ministry said yesterday 36 people have been
killed in the capital, according to the official MENA news
agency.

Another four people died in Ismailiya and in Alexandria,
Egypt`s second city, where fresh clashes broke out yesterday
between security forces and protestors, who threw rocks and
chanted slogans denouncing police brutality.

One demonstrator was shot dead in the north-western city
of Mersa Matruh on Wednesday when security forces clashed with
demonstrators trying to storm a police station.

PTI