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One Egyptian police officer dead in clashes with armed groups

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 19 September 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, One Egyptian police officer dead in clashes with armed groups, 19 September 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/525e3fb5b.html [accessed 9 December 2016]
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September 19, 2013

Police found two explosive devices on a metro line in northeast Cairo. (file photo)Police found two explosive devices on a metro line in northeast Cairo. (file photo)

State TV in Egypt reports that one police officer has been shot dead in clashes between security forces and armed groups on the outskirts of Cairo early on September 19.

The report said troops had moved into the Kerdasah district to arrest people suspected of torching police stations and killing 11 security officers in clashes that erupted following the army's ouster of Islamist President Muhammad Morsi in July.

State media said police forces took control of the area and imposed a curfew.

Separately, state news agency MENA reported that Egyptian explosives experts defused two primitive bombs planted on the Cairo metro line on September 19, causing a partial closure of the network.

The bombs had been found close to the Helmeyet el-Zaytoun station in northeast Cairo.

Meanwhile, Egypt has announced it is cutting a curfew in Cairo and 12 provinces back to five hours nightly.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and Reuters

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