Prosecution investigates death of 12 people in land dispute

The Aswan General Prosecution on Monday opened an investigation into violent clashes that erupted in the Naqra Valley in the Nasr al-Nuba Township, Aswan, on Sunday, during which 12 people were killed and three were wounded in a dispute over a plot of land. Three families bearing firearms were involved in the fighting.

Security forces stepped up their presence in and around the village and a curfew was imposed to prevent new violence between the families.

Fighting over which tribe owned a piece of land near the Hikma village in Aswan province erupted Saturday evening, sources said.

Edited translation from MENA

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