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Egypt Military Prosecutor Orders Detention of 300

May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s military prosecutor ordered the detention of 300 people arrested yesterday amid clashes between protesters and security forces, Al Ahram Gate reported, citing an unidentified military official.

The 15-day detention orders will remain in force pending the completion of an investigation, the state-run website said. The people being detained face charges including attacking a state institution, use of force against military personnel and congregating, the website said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ahmed A. Namatalla in Cairo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at

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