Middle East

Egypt Islamists torch governorate HQ in Cairo: TV

A protest camp is set ablaze after Egyptian police dispersed supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) from the al-Nahda Square in Cairo, on August 14, 2013. Egyptian Islamist protesters have stormed the Giza governorate headquarters in Cairo, and set it on fire, according to state television.

A protest camp is set ablaze after Egyptian police dispersed supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) from the al-Nahda Square in Cairo, on August 14, 2013. Egyptian Islamist protesters have stormed the Giza governorate headquarters in Cairo, and set it on fire, according to state television.  (AFP/File)

Egyptian Islamist protesters stormed the Giza governorate headquarters in Cairo on Thursday and set it on fire, state television reported.

Private Egyptian television CBC showed footage of the headquarters in flames as men tried to douse the fire with hoses.

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