Cairo, Oct 7: At least 32 people were killed and over 200 others injured in Egypt after supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces as the country commemorated the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israel war Sunday, media reported.
While 15 deaths were reported in Cairo, 15 others died in Giza city, some 20 km southwest of the national capital, Xinhua reported citing state-run MENA new agency.
According to a health ministry source, one person was killed in Menya governorate and another one in Beni Sweif governorate.
The State TV reported that authorities arrested 25 Brotherhood supporters with 51 hand grenades as they tried to stop the metro line. State-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website that 430 supporters of the Islamist movement were arrested across the country.
The security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters who tried to storm the Tahrir Square in an attempt to clash with thousands of pro-military demonstrators who gathered there to celebrate the anniversary, MENA reported.
Clashes also erupted on Ramses street in Cairo, with security forces and residents of the area on one side and Muslim Brotherhood supporters on the other.
The interior ministry warned Saturday against “attempts that may disturb the October 6 celebrations in Egypt”.