At least 14 killed in Egypt soccer clashes

Monday, February 09, 2015
Central Security Force of Egypt
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Cairo: At least 14 were killed and 20 injured when supporters of Zamalek football club clashed with local police in the capital Cairo, the health ministry said.

The riot erupted Sunday night outside Air Defence Stadium in Cairo.

As a match took place between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI and Zamalek fans, known as 'White Knights'  tried to attend the game without buying tickets, The Egyptian interior ministry said.

Similar riot has happened before in February 2012, more than 70 people were killed and hundreds injured in post-match violence following a game in Port Said of Cairo.

The riots, considered the deadliest in Egypt's sports history, were largely blamed on supporters of veteran leader Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in early 2011 after a popular uprising.
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