Egypt Independent

Attacks on police facilities, churches continue as pro-Morsy sit-ins dispersed by force



Three unidentified people fired at a Central Security Forces (CSF) camp using automatic rifles in Port Said early Thursday. Two soldiers were injured and transferred to a hospital.

Attacks on police facilities continued for a second day after the security forces broke up by force the sit-ins of toppled President Mohamed Morsy supporters in Cairo and Giza Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, 421 protesters died during the breaking up of both sit-ins.

The streets of Port Said were deserted at night although the curfew was not imposed there as it was in other governorates. The police and armed forces set up checkpoints and intensified their presence in Port Said's streets to inspect cars.

According to DPA, a security source said some pro-Morsy protesters attacked Thursday morning Sahel Selim police station in Assuit using mortar shells.

The incident resulted in the demolition of the station's wall and some policemen were injured, the source said.

There were confrontations between security forces and attackers after the police identified their opponents' location, according to the same source.

The Interior Ministry announced Wednesday that 43 policemen were killed in clashes during the breaking up of the pro-Morsy sit-ins.

Hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters set on fire St. Youhanna Diocese in Abanoub, the source told DPA. It added that security forces were unable to control the fire.