At least 365 civilians killed in Egypt’s protests: official

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CAIRO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Egyptian Health Minister Ahmad Sameh Hosni Fareed said Wednesday that at least 365 people were killed and 5,500 others were wounded in the protests that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, according to the state TV.

The preliminary count of the casualties did not include police or security forces, Fareed said, adding there are more cases to be added to the final report after collecting more information from the health offices.

Some 32 policemen were killed and 1,079 others were wounded in the mass protests, official MENA news agency said Monday, citing Interior Ministry sources.

Fareed denied that stolen ambulances during the demonstrations were used for transporting criminals and weapons.

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