Jul 5, 2013 3:54 PM by Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian military armored vehicles have raced onto a main bridge over the Nile River in Cairo in the first major move to break up clashes raging between Islamist backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and their opponents.
Several armored vehicles, at least one with young Morsi opponents sitting on the roof, deployed on the 6th of October Bridge, near Tahrir Square, aiming to chase away Morsi supporters. Military helicopters flew toward Tahrir.
The troops moved after Islamists surged across the bridge earlier in the day to attack an anti-Morsi crowd near Tahrir, sparking clashes with gunfire and stone-throwing that killed at least one person. Nationwide, 10 people have been killed, including the death in the battle on the bridge.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
1 hour ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more