Vehicles become new targets of Egypt violence

تم نشره في Sat 22 February / Feb 2014. 02:52 PM - آخر تعديل في Sat 22 February / Feb 2014. 02:53 PM
  • Smoke rises as protesters, supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, burn the car of independent television channel Al-Tahrir TV, during clashes with police in al-Haram street, south of Cairo, February 21, 2014. (Reuters)

CAIRO – A total of 17 police and private vehicles were torched in several Egyptian provinces on Friday.

Four vehicles owned by a policeman and family members were set on fire in the eastern Cairo neighborhood of Nasr City, a security source told Anadolu Agency.

Another car owned by a policeman was torched in eastern Cairo when unidentified people hurled Molotov cocktails on it.

Two more vehicles belonging to police officers from the Cairo Security Directorate were targeted in the eastern Cairo neighborhood of Moqattam.

Meanwhile, media anchor Ahmed Moussa, who works for the private Al-Tahrir TV, accused members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails, of torching two personal vehicles outside his home in Nasr City.

Unidentified people also torched a minivan belonging to Moussa's channel in Giza, west of Cairo, during clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents.

Two cars belonging to policemen were also torched in Giza, while a third vehicle owned by the father of a police officer was set on fire in Ismailia, northeastern Egypt.

Another vehicle belonging to a judge involved in investigating charges against some of Morsi's supporters was also torched in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya.

Two cars owned by a policeman and a lawyer were torched in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya, a security source said.

Two police vehicles were set on fire in the coastal city of Alexandria and the western Cairo residential area of 6th October.

In recent weeks, some youth groups have called for responding to what they describe as "police assaults".

A leader of the pro-Morsi National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy had earlier rejected attacks against civilian and military targets. (Anadolu Agency)