Egyptian protesters torch opposition headquarters

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Eyewitnesses say hundreds of protesters have stormed the headquarters of Egypt's most prominent opposition politician and set it on fire, injuring seven people.

Hussein Amin says the protesters used aerosol cans Thursday to spray flames at the headquarters of the al-Ghad party founded by Ayman Nour, who has been jailed since 2005 after running against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Pro-government politician Moussa Moustafa Moussa recently won a court order to take over the al-Ghad headquarters.

Nour's wife, Gamila Ismail, who was inside the headquarters when it was attacked, has accused Moussa's supporters. Moussa could not be immediately contacted for comment.

Police say the seven injured suffered from burns and smoke inhalation.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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