Prisoner killed, 13 people injured in Egypt clash

Other News Materials 8 September 2008 20:40 (UTC +04:00)

One inmate died and 13 people were injured in a clash between guards and gunmen at a prison in upper Egypt on Monday, security officials said, dpa reported.

The sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that the attackers entered the Assiut prison disguised as visitors in an attempt to free a group of inmates.

Four of the injured were policemen and the rest were gunmen and prisoners, the source added.

Firing was still going on mid-afternoon, the sources said without giving further details.