65 die in Cairo unrest

2013-07-27 21:00
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Cairo - At least 65 people were killed during clashes in Cairo early on Saturday, Egypt's health ministry said, after violence erupted at a demonstration in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The ministry said another nine people were killed in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Friday, putting the toll in two days of clashes at 74.

The ministry said that close to 800 people had been injured during the past 48 hours, including 269 outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi loyalists have been camped in protest since he was ousted in a military-led coup on 3 July.

The violence in Cairo was the deadliest since the coup that pushed Morsi from office following massive demonstrations against him.

Read more on:    egypt  |  north africa  |  egypt crisis  |  security

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