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2 protesters killed in Suez, Egypt: Official

A health official says two protesters have been killed by police gunfire in clashes with police in Suez, Egypt.

world Updated: Feb 04, 2012 19:20 IST

A health official says two protesters have been killed by police gunfire in clashes with police in Suez, Egypt.

They were the first to die in demonstrations that followed a riot after a soccer game in Port Said, Egypt, that left 74 dead.

Health official Mohammed Lasheen said the two were killed by bullets early on Friday and were taken to a hospital in Suez.

About 3,000 people demonstrated in front of police headquarters in Suez. Police fired tear gas and live ammunition, witnesses said.

Demonstrations erupted in Cairo and other places in Egypt after the Port Said incident. Protesters blame police for failing to contain the disturbance.