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Three killed as Egyptian soldiers, residents clash

CAIRO - Three people were killed and 12 injured in a firefight between soldiers and armed residents over a disputed island in the Nile west of Egypt's capital Cairo, a security source said.
An army statement said the authorities were clearing the island, which the army says it owns and is a center-point for its operations to keep Cairo secure, after armed-residents raided it on Friday night forcing guards out.
Residents exchanged fire with security forces from buildings overlooking the island, at Giza, injuring four soldiers.
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