Pro-Morsi Protesters Attempt To Storm Police Station In Upper Egypt

Police and military forces have foiled an attempt by Muslim Brotherhood supporters to storm the Deir Al-Barsha police station in south Mallawi, Upper Egypt after they had gathered at the building and opened fire.

One conscript was injured in the incident on Tuesday night, and one assailant was arrested when security forces were deployed in the village, state news agency MENA reported.

Since Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military in July following mass protests against his rule, militants have stepped up their attacks against security forces. Most attacks have been in North Sinai where the military says it is waging a “war against terror,” but several police stations have also come under attack nationwide.

The police station in Kerdasa near Cairo was abandoned in mid-August after it was hit with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire in the aftermath of the dispersal by security forces of two Islamist sit-ins in Cairo and Giza that left hundreds of dead.

Source : Ahram