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Violence Erupts After Egyptian Soccer Match

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Egypt deployed troops in the northern city of Port Said after deadly clashes following a football match killed 74 people.

"Egypt's army has deployed troops in Port Said to prevent further clashes between fans of [football teams] Al-Ahly and Al-Masri," state television reported on Wednesday, adding that the military had also secured the road out of the city.

Forty-seven people have been arrested in connection with the violent pitch invasion, the country's interior minister said.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said many of the victims had died in the crush of people at the stadium. Ibrahim told state television the search for suspects linked to the incident was continuing.

The head of the ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi,...

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