Gunmen attack police in Rafah after Mubarak speech

Al-Arish, February 11: Clashes took place between police and unidentified gunmen in Rafah, a town near Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip, witnesses said Friday, after President Hosni Mubarak refused to step down the day before.

Some people were ready to fire bullets in the air to celebrate Mubarak’s resignation, as was expected late Thursday. Gunmen later attacked the police station after they were angered when he only shifted his powers to his deputy, Omar Suleiman, witnesses added.

The gunmen also fired rocket-propelled grenades in the attack.