CAIRO Jan 29 (Reuters) - More than 100 people have been killed during anti-government protests that have swept Egypt, according to a Reuters tally of reports from medical sources, hospitals and witnesses.
There was no official figure, and the real figure may be very different, given the confusion on the streets.
On Saturday in Beni Suef, south of Cairo, police shot dead 17 people trying to attack two police stations and eight people were killed during protests. Eight others were killed in clashes when prisoners tried to escape from Abu Zaabal prison in Cairo.
Some 68 deaths were reported killed in Cairo, Suez and Alexandria during Friday's protests.
Before then, security sources had said at least six people, including a police officer, had been killed since the protests started on Tuesday.
On Saturday, medical sources told Reuters around 2,000 people had been wounded throughout the country, however with more protests erupting, that number was almost certain to rise.
..Twelve people were killed in an attack on a police station at Beni Soueif, south of Cairo, three other in Cairo, three in Rafah (north) and five Ismailiya. In the latter two cities, located on the Suez Canal, the seats of the State Security were attacked by tens of thousands of protesters, while in Alexandria (north), several police stations were in flames. According to security services, 60% of the country's police stations were torched, including 17in Cairo. In affluent neighbourhoods of Cairo, an object of plunder, fearing for their safety expatriates started to leave, seeking refuge in large well-protected hotels, or to the airport. In addition, mobile phone services, cut like the Internet to thwart the demonstrations, were partially restored. But the Internet does not always seem accessible.