Last updated: 2 May, 2012

Five dead after attackers storm Cairo protest

Twenty people were killed in clashes as attackers stormed an anti-military protest near the defence ministry in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday, medics said.

A doctor at a field hospital set up in the area said 20 people were killed and dozens injured.

The protesters, supporters of Salafist politician Hazem Abu Ismail, had been camped out since Saturday after the electoral commission barred the popular hardline Islamist from contesting next month’s presidential election.