Police repel attack at Port Said station

Military and police forces on Wednesday night restored control at a police station in Port Said after gunmen attempted to break into the facility and free a number of prisoners.

Dawahy Police Chief al-Sayyed al-Desouky said Wednesday that more than 50 armed attackers arrived in the area on four pick-up trucks and opened fire indiscriminately on police. Three civilian passers-by were hurt during the fighting and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police arrested three of the suspects and informed the public prosecution of the incident, Desouky noted.

Police stations have become frequent targets since the January uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in February.

Attacks on prisons and prison riots have also become more common as a result of the security void.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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