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29 Egyptian soccer fans injured in clashes with security forces

Twenty-nine fans of al-Ahly were injured in clashes with security force during a match at a stadium in Alexandria

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Twenty-nine fans of al-Ahly were injured in clashes with security forces on Wednesday during a match at a stadium in Egypt’s second city.

The clashes at Alexandria’s Borg el-Arab stadium took place during the second leg of the CAF Champions league held between Cairo-based al-Ahly and the Tanzanian club Young Africans.

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Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of al-Ahly fans who tried to enter the stadium without tickets, said Alexandria’s security chief Nader Genedy. After being refused entry, fans attempted to storm the stadium and were repelled by security forces.

A total of 36 ambulance vehicles were dispatched for the injured, while 10 were transferred to a hospital for treatment. 19 were treated on the spot, authorities said in a statement.