Report: At least 14 killed in Egypt soccer riot
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Report: At least 14 killed in Egypt soccer riot

Scores dead, injured in clashes after security officials claim fans forced their way into stadium

An Egyptian man wearing a mask of the anonymous movement gestures near a burning car outside a sports stadium in a Cairo's northeast district, on February 8, 2015 during clashes between supporters of Zamalek football club and security forces. (photo credit: AFP/STR)
An Egyptian man wearing a mask of the anonymous movement gestures near a burning car outside a sports stadium in a Cairo's northeast district, on February 8, 2015 during clashes between supporters of Zamalek football club and security forces. (photo credit: AFP/STR)

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state television, citing prosecutors, says at least 14 people have been killed in a riot at a soccer match.

The riot happened Sunday night as a match took place between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and ENPPI at Air Defense Stadium just outside of Cairo.

Security officials said Zamalek fans tried to force their way into the match without tickets, sparking clashes.

Zamalek fans, known as “White Knights,” posted on their group’s official Facebook page that the violence began because authorities only opened one door to let them in.

Such riots have happened before. A 2012 match in Port Said saw 74 people killed in a riot.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press

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