October 10th, 2011
09:12 AM ET

Death toll rises in Egypt Christian clashes as tension continues

The number of dead in clashes between the army and pro-Coptic Christian protesters in Egypt over the weekend rose to at least 25, with at least 272 wounded, a Healthy Ministry official told CNN Monday.

But conflicting reports from the two sides indicated the death toll could be as high as 29 in violence that an army spokesman speculated may have been guided by a "hidden hand" associated with neither side.

Many of the dead and injured were crushed by speeding military vehicles, said Dr. Adel al-Dawi of the ministry.

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  1. TV Maniac

    Great post, it will be great if we can watch Arabic Egyptian TV Channels for free 24/7 online

    October 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Like George Patton already said, the Military Council which now governs Egypt needs to hand over power to the Socialists and work with them to restore order and build a Socialist state in order to lead Egypt to prosperity. Moreover, it needs to ensure that Hosni Mubarak and his worthless cronies get a fair trial and be punished for what they did.

    October 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ the Sovereign Copyright, 1:48 PM:
    RE: "Dead is dead."
    I can't resist this true story.
    When my father died, by the time I canceled a few concerts and flew to Mississippi from California, my mother had already selected a casket based of their previous decision not to "bury the money."
    I took one look at it and said no.
    I told her, "I don't care. I'll pay for the whole thing myself, but you can't bury him in that."
    While the salesman–that's what I said–was showing us other models, he said, "now, this unit has an adjustable mattress."
    My mother got one of those pragmatic-Southern-lady looks on her face and said, "well, he's just as dead as he can be."

    October 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    NOT JIF at 2:17, but VERY MUCH JIF at 2:42.

    October 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ my troll of 2:17:
    You forgot your triptych of exclamation points.
    I would never begin a sentence by using "like" incorrectly.

    October 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    @JIF, 2:42:

    Oh, my.
    Your mother sounds like a pip!

    Having had some experience buying caskets, I understand the salesman part.
    Vicious little critters, aren't they?
    My husband acquiesced to my decision; my ex paid nothing, but he was present, and wanted something similar.
    Adjustable mattress, my ass.
    It all went up in flames, anyway.

    October 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I laughed so much at the film, THE LOVED ONE, that I had asthma.

    October 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Arab Spring

    To be an Arab has become a good thing. People all over the Arab world feel a sense of pride in shaking off decades of cowed passivity under dictatorships that ruled with no deference to popular wishes. And it has become respectable in the West as well. Egypt is now thought of as an exciting and progressive place;

    October 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Yes Arab Spring, Egypt will be such once the Socialists take over and start to ignore the right-wing thugs in Washington, London and Paris. They need another Nassar.

      October 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @arab spring: i can't wait until you stop killing each other over there.

      October 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jewish Fist

      well not a surprise. Arabs killing Arabs, whats new here. BAck in the day when you prophet was incharge, he did the same. kill all non believers!!! centuries had past, but your Tribe mentality didn't change a bunch.

      So go kill your own as much as you can

      The Jewish Fist

      October 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©


    October 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WOT

    Wake up people, the same people are in charge!

    October 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jewish Fist

    We can see again that when Arabs kill other Arabs, no one cares much. one hidden head line here, and one over there. But hey, when the Israeli Government kills one poor Arab. Then STOP!!!!

    1 Arab.... do the math. for the News, a 1 Arab kill by Israeli is more important then 24 Killed by fellow Egyptians... Strange?!!!! Conspiracy?!!!!

    Think about it for a second!!!!

    October 11, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. asthma

    Asthma education is key in helping you deal with both the condition of asthma and its effects. There is much you can do for yourself, both in terms of avoiding possible trigger factors and in keeping the body in a relaxed and calm state.

    January 6, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
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