Egypt shortens curfew hours: statement

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Posted: Aug 15, 2013 12:23 PM
Egypt shortens curfew hours: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Thursday it would shorten the hours of a curfew imposed on Cairo and 13 other cities following political violence in which more than 500 people were killed.

The curfew will start at 9 p.m. (3 p.m. ET), instead of 7 p.m., lasting until 6 a.m., a cabinet statement said.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh and Shadia Nasralla; editing by Andrew Roche)