Egypt Cairo: Deadly battle between police and island ‘squatters’

One person has been killed in the Egyptian capital Cairo in clashes between police and alleged squatters on an island in the River Nile.

Police met resistance when they went to demolish buildings that had allegedly been constructed illegally.

They say they responded with tear gas after being fired at but local people say the resident who died was shot.

Another 19 local people, and more than 30 police officers, were injured and the operation was halted.

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