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    Tanks Open Fire in Cairo


    by NTDTelevision

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    Tanks open fire at nightfall on the outskirts of Cairo's Tahrir Square, as news emerged that violence between pro- and anti-government protesters has killed 10 people.

    The sound of tanks firing as night falls in Cairo.

    It's a sign that the crisis sparked by 10 days of sporadically bloody protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is no nearer a resolution.

    It was not immediately clear whether the tank fire was targeted, or was aimed in the air to deter pro- and anti-government protesters from engaging in violent clashes centered on the city's symbolic Tahrir Square.

    The latest round of clashes started on Wednesday afternoon, when thousands of Mubarak loyalists marched on anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square.

    A doctor at a makeshift clinic treating the casualties said on Thursday that 10 people have been killed during the clashes.

    Dr. Sayyid Hussein said the makeshift clinic, operating out of a mosque near the square, had registered 10 deaths.

    There was no indication that Thursday's deaths were connected to the tank fire.

    The health minister earlier said six had been killed and more than 800 wounded.