At least one person died from a shot to the head, while 17 residents and three policemen were injured in clashes between two Daqahlia families over diesel fuel on Wednesday.
The family feud began with an altercation between a driver and another over who was first in line for diesel fuel at a Nabrawa City gas station.
Abdallah Abdel Hamid al-Manzalawy, 35, was shot in the head and transferred to hospital in serious condition. He later died of his injuries, which pushed the infighting to a new extreme.
Three houses were also set ablaze.
The police, with help from the Central Security Forces, used tear gas to disperse crowds and put out the fire that had spread to two other homes.
Central Security Forces and armored vehicles were deployed in the city to restore calm.
The Public Prosecution is investigating the incident by gathering testimonies from those hospitalized and ordering an autopsy on the man killed.
|14-03-2013 – 19:06 Last updated 14-03-2013 – 19:18|
Egypt Court Adjourns State Security Trial to 16 April
The South Giza Criminal Court of Egypt adjourned the trial of dozens of senior intelligence officers accused of ordering the destruction of important documents to 16 April.
The court made the ruling Thursday after Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was unable to testify a second time citing the deteriorating security situation.
Prosecutors claim Major General Hassan Abdel Rahman and 40 other members of the now defunct State Security Investigation Services bureau destroyed numerous SSIS documents before the body was shut down after the January 25 uprising.
As public employees, the prosecution claims the defendants sought to sabotage national security through their actions.
|14-03-2013 – 19:16 Last updated 14-03-2013 – 19:16|