January 25, 2011 / 7:43 PM / 9 years ago

Three dead in Egyptian protests: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Egyptians died in protests in the Egyptian city of Suez, one of several places countrywide where demonstrators called for an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule, medical and security sources said on Tuesday.

State television also said a security officer died in central Cairo in a square where thousands of protesters had gathered and clashed with police.

A medical source in a Suez hospital said the two bodies had arrived there. Sources blamed rubber bullets.

An Interior Ministry official in Cairo said he had no information about the deaths in Suez but was checking.

The sources said more than 60 people in Suez suffered the effects of inhaling teargas.

Teargas was fired in several locations in Egypt, including Cairo, the northern city of Alexandria and Suez, which sits at the southern entry of the Suez Canal on the Red Sea.

Reporting by Yusri Mohamed in Ismailia; Writing by Edmund Blair; editing by Andrew Dobbie

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