CAIRO — An Egyptian security official says the number of protesters killed in clashes with security forces in the wake of a deadly soccer riot has risen to seven.
The official said Saturday that five people were killed the day before in the port city of Suez after security officers opened fire on several thousand protesters outside police headquarters.
Two were also killed Friday in the capital Cairo, where security forces used tear gas and birdshot to disperse thousands rallying outside the Interior Ministry.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with police regulations.
The protesters accuse the police of failing to prevent the violence after Wednesday's soccer game in Port Said that killed 74 people. It was Egypt's deadliest soccer riot.