3 killed, 100 wounded in southern Egypt riots

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February 9, 2011 16:55

 
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Three people were killed and 100 were wounded in the town of El Khargo in southern Egypt, 400 kilometers (240 miles) south of Cairo in two days of clashes between police and political demonstrators, AFP reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, local police began firing live rounds when a crowd assembled in the oasis town, located in Egypt's New Valley region, began rioting.

The mob responded by setting seven official buildings on fire including the local headquarters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party.

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