At least eight Egyptian security personnel were killed on Wednesday in the Sinai Peninsula, the centre of a long-running militant insurgency, the interior ministry confirmed. Other sources place the death toll at 10 officials.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's brand of rule thrives on chaos and perceived threats.
National Election Authority head Lashin Ibrahim says 88.83 percent voted "yes" for changes that could keep President Abdel Fattah el Sisi in power until 2030, with 11.17 percent voting "no".
The constitutional amendments included changing Article 140 to allow Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi to extend his current four-year term, which ends in 2022. A second change also permits Sisi to stand for another six-year term.
The opposition said dozens more have been injured during the demonstration – the latest in nearly four months of anti-government protests.
Blast in crowded Darb al Ahmar district also killed the suspected bomber and wounded three other people.
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The yellow vest movement has spread to several countries around the world who are protesting similar issues.
As France braces for another wave of potentially violent "yellow vest" protests over the weekend, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) issued a safety advisory for journalists who want to be on the field in France and Belgium.
Egyptian security forces killed 19 militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in central Egypt's Minya province which left seven people dead, the interior ministry said on Sunday.
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