CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police shot dead 17 people trying to attack two police stations on Saturday in Beni Suef governorate, south of Cairo, witnesses and medical sources said.
Twelve of those shot were attempting to attack a police station in Biba while five others were trying to attack another in Nasser city. Dozens of others were injured in the exchanges.
Egypt has seen five days of mass demonstrations across the country calling for President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30-year rule. Regions across Egypt have witnessed looting, arson and vandalism during the political turmoil.
There have been several attacks on police stations across the country during the day.
Writing by Shaimaa Fayed