WASHINGTON — In a wave of violence, ten people were killed between a clash of protesters and Egyptian police and a shootout between Egyptian soldiers and Islamist militants.
Reuters reported that two soldiers and six Islamist militants, in addition to two protesters during protests in Cairo and in southern Egypt.
Eight additional militants were arrested in a raid on a Islamist militant weapons storage location north of Cairo, where the two soldiers were killed. The raid targeted members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the most active Islamist militant group in Egypt.
A 13-year-old teenage boy was shot and a man were killed during the protests. Twelve protesters were arrested during the clashes.