An Egyptian Bedouin competes in a camel race at Al-Arish, north-east of Cairo
Clashes between Egyptian troops and Bedouin in the Suez district east of Cairo killed three people on Wednesday as military police tried to evict the Bedouin from state-owned land, security sources said. © Khaled Desouki - AFP
An Egyptian Bedouin competes in a camel race at Al-Arish, north-east of Cairo
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Last updated: January 11, 2012

Three dead in Egypt clashes with Bedouin

Clashes between Egyptian troops and Bedouin in the Suez district east of Cairo killed three people on Wednesday as military police tried to evict the Bedouin from state-owned land, security sources said.

An officer, a conscript and a Bedouin died in a gunfight which erupted at dawn in the town of Janifah near the southern edge of the Suez Canal, the sources said.

The clashes broke out when a military police patrol went to evict a group of Bedouin who had erected installations on a plot of land under which army communication cables run, the sources said.

The Bedouin refused to leave and opened fire on the patrol, they said.

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