23 Killed in Family Feud in Southern Egypt

Saturday, 05 Apr 2014 09:31 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAIRO  — At least 23 people were killed in clashes between rival families in the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, health and security officials said on Saturday.

The violence erupted late Friday after students from the feuding families had scrawled insulting graffiti on the walls of a local school, security sources said

The two families hail from a Nubian group and the Arab Beni Helal clan, the sources said.

The two sides used gunfire and petrol bombs and several houses burned to the ground before police were able to stop the fighting on Saturday morning, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Mohamed Sorour, a health ministry official in Aswan, told Reuters the number of dead had risen to 23 by Saturday afternoon. He said 31 people were hospitalized.

The governor ordered 17 local schools to cancel classes on Sunday, the first day of the work week in Egypt, state news agency MENA reported.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Egyptian Judge Accuses Al-Jazeera Journalists of Doing Devil's Work

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 16:09 PM

CAIRO , An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying . . .

Iraq Postpones Vote for President, Delaying Power-sharing Deal

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 14:12 PM

Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day, delayi . . .

Oil Smuggling Finances Islamic State's Caliphate

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 09:43 AM

Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling cr . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved