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Egypt: official indicates curfew to end Thursday

November 11, 2013
Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interior minister has indicated that a curfew and state of emergency will expire on Thursday as scheduled.

Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim told the official news agency Monday that he will boost security forces after the curfew is lifted "to tighten control and instill a feeling of confidence and security in citizens."

Egypt imposed a curfew based on a state of emergency that was passed on Aug. 14, when security forces violently dispersed two Cairo protest camps of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Hundreds of people were killed and the days of unrest that followed left more than 1,000 dead.

It would require a public referendum to extend the state of emergency.

The curfew has begun at 7 p.m. on Fridays and 1 a.m. on all other days.



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