Five protesters wounded at Egypt ministry - source

CAIRO Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:42pm GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least five protesters were wounded by police Saturday when they tried to storm Egypt's Interior Ministry, security sources told Reuters.

Al Jazeera television earlier reported that three people had been killed. There was no official confirmation.

Witnesses told a Reuters reporter at the scene the five protesters had been wounded by police who fired at the crowd. It was not immediately clear whether they used live ammunition or rubber bullets.

Outside the ministry, the crowd were trying to setting fire to government vehicles and the street was strewn with glass and debris.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad, Editing by Alison Williams)