CAIRO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Egypt said they were calling on military police to appear before court to answer questions regarding deadly clashes in December.
About 100 people were injured in clashes between demonstrators and security forces. State media said more than 30 security forces were wounded. Local newspaper Egypt Independent reports 17 protesters were killed during the scuffles.
Clashes broke out after a demonstrator at a sit-in in front of government buildings in Cairo claimed he was roughed up by government forces.
Prosecutors summoned military police to answer questions regarding their actions during the December clashes, the newspaper adds.
The fighting followed Egypt's second set of parliamentary elections since the revolution. Protests in Cairo in early 2011 forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down after nearly three decades in power.
Hundreds of Mubarak supporters rallied outside a court Tuesday in Cairo as the prosecution wrapped up its case against the former president.
Mubarak and members of his inner circle are facing a variety of charges, including murder in relation to the hundreds of demonstrators killed during the revolution. Family members of those killed are calling for the death penalty.