Egyptian army deploys troops in Suez city

The Egyptian army has deployed troops in Suez city after clashes between protesters and state security police, reports the Reuters news agency.

"We have asked the third armed forces to send reinforcements on the ground until we pass this difficult period," Adel Refaat, head of state security in Suez told state television.

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Deadly clashes in Suez

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has sent troops to Suez, in eastern Egypt, after eight people died in clashes between protesters and state security police.