Egypt police say will use live bullets to repel attacks

Egyptian policemen stand on vehicles carrying the coffins of their comrades during their funeral in Cairo on August 15, 2013.
CAIRO - Egypt's interior ministry has instructed police to use live ammunition in dealing with attacks on government buildings and police forces, the interior ministry said Thursday.
 
"The interior ministry has instructed all forces to use live ammunition to counter any attacks on government buildings or forces," a statement said, after Islamists killed two policemen and torched a provincial government headquarters in Cairo. 

AFP

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