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At Least 19 Killed in Clashes Between Police and Football Fans in Cairo

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A medical source said that at least 19 people were killed in clashes between football fans and police officers in the Egyptian capital.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least 19 people were killed when football fans clashed with police in the Egyptian capital, a medical source told Sputnik on Sunday.

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Clashes began Sunday evening near an army-owned stadium in Cairo's Tagammu Al-Khamis district. All the victims were supporters of the Egyptian Zamalek football club, according to the source.

At least 20 have been injured, local media said.

According to local media, the victims died of stampede and suffocation, following tear gas attacks.

In 2012, at least 72 people died and another 254 were injured in Egypt's worst-ever football fan clash and stampede.

© REUTERS / StringerSoccer fans are seen near a police vehicle, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
Soccer fans are seen near a police vehicle, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Soccer fans are seen near a police vehicle, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
© REUTERS / StringerA soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
A soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015 - Sputnik International
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A soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
© REUTERS / StringerSoccer fans argue with security personnel as they attempt to enter a stadium, before a scuffle broke out, on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
Soccer fans argue with security personnel as they attempt to enter a stadium, before a scuffle broke out, on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Soccer fans argue with security personnel as they attempt to enter a stadium, before a scuffle broke out, on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
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Soccer fans are seen near a police vehicle, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
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A soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
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Soccer fans argue with security personnel as they attempt to enter a stadium, before a scuffle broke out, on the outskirts of Cairo February 8, 2015
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