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Current issue | Issue 1140, 21 - 27 March 2013
Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Issue 1140, 21 - 27 March 2013

Ahram Weekly

Shubra stabbing

Al-Ahram Weekly

PROSECUTOR-GENERAL Talaat Abdallah has ordered an immediate investigation into the deadly clashes that erupted in Shubra, a working class district of the Egyptian capital, in the early hours of Tuesday and which led to the killing of three people and the injury of dozens of others.
A team from the prosecution-general arrived at the site and conducted a preliminary inspection. Authorities began to hear the testimonies of the injured and 30 other residents of the area on Monday.
The police report said that the violence broke out after Saad Dorra, 15, was killed during a football match at Tawfikiya School in Shubra Street. The killer was reportedly the son of Gamal Saber, coordinator of the campaign that supported disqualified presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
The two boys got into a fist fight before Saber’s son stabbed Dorra three times, causing mortal injuries, according to investigations. Consequently, hundreds of people from Dorra’s family headed to Saber’s home shortly before midnight. They fired bird shot, threw Molotov cocktails and wielded bladed weapons.
More than 40 cars and 10 shops were damaged in the clashes.
Shortly afterwards, a crowd gathered and both sides exchanged fire in clashes that lasted three hours and saw two others killed. Hence, Central Security Forces (CSF) and armoured vehicles were deployed to control the situation at dawn when the clashes were resumed again. Security forces have arrested seven suspects and are searching for a further eight.
The Ministry of Health confirmed the three deaths.
The clashes come amid a wave of lawbreaking that has rocked the country in light of a sharply deteriorating security situation

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