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EGYPT: Reports of more protesters killed in north

February 11, 2011 |  7:44 am

Military1 Four people have been killed in the Egyptian town of El Arish as a result of clashes between protesters demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and the police, Al Arabiya television network reported Friday.

The deaths came after protesters in the northern Sinai town exchanged gunfire with police and hurled Molotov cocktails at a police station, witnesses told Al Jazeera satellite network. About 1,000 protesters broke off from a larger group and headed toward a police station, lobbing firebombs and burning police cars, witnesses told the network.

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: An Egyptian soldier stands atop a tank guarding the state television building on the Corniche in Cairo on Friday as thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrate in the streets surrounding the building. Credit: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters