Forty armed men attack Egypt antiquities store-

05 Mar 2011 5:21 PM | Anonymous

Forty armed men attack Egypt antiquities store-
MENA
Sat Mar 5, 2011 Reuters Africa 

 (Reuters) - Forty armed men attacked an antiquities warehouse in the northern Egyptian city of Kafr el-Sheikh on Saturday, shooting at warehouse security men and injuring several, state news agency MENA said. The attack is the second attempt to rob Kafr el-Sheikh's Tal al-Faraeen (Hill of the Pharaohs) antiquities warehouse since Jan. 25, the first day of the nationwide protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11.

Security in Egypt has been lax since the country's police forces withdrew from the streets on Jan. 28.

Many Egyptian policemen remain reluctant to return to the streets, fearing attacks by citizens still angry over clashes between demonstrators and security forces during the protests which led to the death of over 300 people.

http://af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFLDE7240E820110305

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