Military prosecutor questions 98 after deadly brawl between street vendors

The military prosecutor is questioning 98 people involved in a street fight that took place on Saturday, in which two people were killed and 19 others were injured, said the state-owned Middle East News Agency MENA on Sunday.

The clashes, during which two people were killed and 19 others were injured, erupted between two groups of street vendors in the Mosky district in downtown Cairo following a disagreement surrounding where each group would showcase their goods.

The argument developed into a full-scale brawl, resulting in several injuries. A security source said that, following the intervention of security forces, both sides began throwing stones, empty bottles and Molotov cocktails.

Live ammunition was also fired into the crowd, leading to the deaths of two street vendors, including 23-year old Bakri Abdul Qadir and 21-year old Abdel Nabi Muhammad.

Nine others wounded by gunfire were taken to the hospital for treatment. The deputy head of the Mosky Police Department was also injured by shotgun fire as the police intervened to break up the fighting.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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