Clashes in Cairo leave 5 dead - medics

2012-05-02 10:19

Cairo - Five people were killed on Wednesday when attackers stormed an anti-military protest near the defence ministry headquarters in Cairo, medics and a security official said.

The dawn assault sparked fierce clashes between the unidentified attackers and the protesters who have been there for days calling for an end to military rule, with both sides hurling petrol bombs and rocks, the official said.