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Egyptian presidential candidate HQ attacked

  • Protestors have attacked the campaign headquarters of Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq.

    Footage broadcast by Egyptian TV stations showed a fire at the building in the Dokki district in the capital Cairo.

    No injuries or casualties have been reported.

    The incident occurred just hours after it was announced that Shafiq, a former prime minister under ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, and Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi would compete in a run-off election next month.

    Hundreds of people were also seen heading to the city's central Tahrir Square, where the protests that forced Mubarak’s resignation in February 2011 began.

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