Five killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash

Three people were killed during clashes between the police and Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidency bid. (File photo: Reuters)

Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces in Cairo on Friday killed five people, including an Egyptian woman journalist, Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

Mayada Ashraf, who worked for the privately owned al-Dustour newspaper, was shot in the head while covering clashes in the northern neighborhood of Ein Shams, the official said, adding that two more people were killed in the same violence, AFP reported.

Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi took to the streets across Egypt to vent their anger at Sisi, who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago.

Al-Dustour confirmed the death of its journalist.

Before Ashraf's death, the committee to protect journalists had said nine journalists have been killed in Egypt since a popular uprising toppled strongman Husni Mubarak in early 2011.

[With AFP]

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43