Egyptian Demonstrators set fire to Building on Libyan Border

Egyptian protesters have torched a military intelligence building on the Libyan border one day after deadly clashes with security forces killed two people.

Angry protesters in the border town of Sallum set fire to a military intelligence building on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday, heavy clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters left two people dead and four others injured. 

The unrest came after residents blocked a motorway to Libya to protest security restrictions on cross-border traffic and increased tolls for trucks traveling on the road. 

However, local witnesses told AP some of those who torched the intelligence ministry headquarters were upset over former spy chief, Omar Suleiman’s, decision to run for president. 

Suleiman served as the Egyptian intelligence minister during Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorial regime. He was also appointed vice president in January 2011 when the revolution gained momentum. He was directly involved in the killing of protesters. 

Mubarak was forced to step down on February 11, 2011. 

Egypt’s military rulers say they will hand over power after the results of a presidential election slated for June.