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Death toll rises to 15 in Egypt protests

Feb. 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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CAIRO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Ongoing clashes between Egyptian police and protesters have claimed the lives of at least 15 people, Egypt's Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

In addition to the dead, hundreds of protesters have been injured since Sunday night when a truce was supposed to take hold, Bikyamasr.com reported.

Injuries ranged from broken bones to bullet wounds and burns.

A statement released by the health ministry said 161 people were treated for minor injuries at makeshift hospitals set up around Cairo's Tahrir Square and then released.

Protesters took to the streets in Cairo and Suez Thursday after violence at a football match in Port Said left 75 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

The protesters are demanding an end to military rule in Egypt.

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