Two dead in violent neighborhood clashes

Brutal clashes in Manshiyet Nasser left two people dead early Thursday morning.  

Initial investigations revealed that a grocer from Beni Suef hit a child from Sohag during an argument and fighting broke out after the child called his parents. The child's family allegedly shot two residents in retaliation, including 25-year-old Nasser Atta Gabr of Sohag who worked for the grocer.

According to authorities, Nasser's relatives kidnapped and killed one of the grocer's family members, mutilating and burning the body. They then set the grocer's home on fire and abducted an unspecified number of his relatives.

Both the boy's family and the grocer hail from Upper Egypt but are living in the low-income Cairo neighborhood of Manshiyet Nasser.

Central Security Forces responded to the scene Thursday to prevent further escalation of the violence.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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