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Violence settles down in Egypt after attack on Israeli Embassy (VIDEO)

CNN - Clashes in Cairo largely subsided Saturday, a day after an attack on the Israeli Embassy heightened tensions in Egypt and Israel.

Earlier Saturday, streets in Cairo looked like a war zone as violence intensified between security forces and protesters. Gunfire pierced the air as rocks, burning tires and fires from Molotov cocktails littered the streets.

The turmoil left three dead and 1,049 injured, the Egyptian Health Ministry said, according to the the state-sponsored Al-Ahram newspaper.

The Giza police station next to the Israeli Embassy and several police vehicles were set on fire, Al-Ahram reported.

A senior Israeli government official expressed relief Saturday that the violence had largely subsided.  Read more.


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