17-04-2021 01:40 AM Jerusalem Timing

Fresh Clashes Erupt in Egypt: Three Killed

Fresh Clashes Erupt in Egypt: Three Killed

Three Egyptians were killed on Wednesday as fresh clashes were erupted between anti-military rule and security forces in Cairo.


Three Egyptians were killed on Wednesday as fresh clashes were erupted between anti-military rule and security forces in Cairo.


Shadi al-Naggar, a doctor at the Omar Makram field hospital, said three people had died in the violence that broke out in Mohammed Mahmud street, just off Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square.


"It looked like live bullets, but I didn't get a chance to examine (them) before they were taken away to the hospitals," he told AFP.
"One of them had his skull crushed."


A 10-year-old child was among the latest casualties, hit in the head by a live bullet, according to Father Fawzi Abdel Wahib at a church turned into a field hospital, although it was unclear if the boy had died.
"A 10-year-old child was shot this morning at 7:00 am. He was taken to the Qasr al-Aini hospital. He probably won't make it alive to the hospital," said Abdel Wahib.


A day earlier, the chief of the the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) offered concessions, saying the military had no interest in staying in power.


Marshal Mohammad Tantawi pledged that the presidential election to replace the council as the country's ultimate executive authority would be held before July 2012.
However protesters refused the concessions, vowing to keep on rallying against the military rule.