Friday, February 11, 2011

10 killed in Egypt

Elsewhere, in the north Sinai town of el-Arish, there was a alarming development with Reuters reporting that about 1,000 people attacked a police station in an attempt to free prisoners.

Witnesses said they threw Molotov cocktails and exchanged gunfire with police who retreated to the roof. Al-Jazeera television reported the attackers were protesters who broke away from the main demonstration in el-Arish.
Arabic media is reporting that 10 were killed and 50 injured in the attack, and 12 policemen surrendered.

It appears that the attack happened either during or immediately after Mubarak's resignation.