Unidentified attackers have firebombed an office of Arab satellite broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the Egyptian capital as protests turned violent for the third day, security sources say. An Egyptian official said on Wednesday that “unknown assailants” attacked the Al-Jazeera studio, which overlooks Tahrir square in Cairo, as protesters clashed with security forces near the area.
The official further said that the Molotov cocktail and petrol bomb attack set a big fire to the office, which was still burning hours later.Reports said that no one was wounded in the fire. However, property damage was reported. On Tuesday, over 60 people were injured in central Cairo during clashes between Egyptian forces and protesters, who were demanding that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi punish those responsible for the killings during the rule of the military junta following the ouster of former dictator Hosni Mubarak. The protests in Cairo started on November 19, on the first anniversary of street violence between activists and security forces in which 42 people were killed. MKA/SZH