Rise in crime intensifies unease in once-safe Egypt

Egyptians say they don’t recognize the country now, a place with carjackings, soccer melees and brazen bank robberies.

The headlines reflect a previously unknown cruelty: a woman gunned down in a rich Cairo neighborhood, a rash of carjackings, a deadly soccer riot, a stream of smuggled arms that have given muscle to criminal gangs once easily outgunned by police.

from By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-egypt-unease-20120221,0,6292605.story?track=rss

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