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Scores reported killed in Egypt clashes

At least 75 supporters of ousted president Morsi died in overnight clashes with police, doctors in field hospital say.

Last Modified: 27 Jul 2013 08:15

Scores of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have reportedly been killed in clashes with security forces in the capital, Cairo, after a night of mass protests.

Doctors at the demonstrators‘ field hospital said 75 people had been killed close to the Morsi supporters‘ month-old sit-in near the Rabaah al-Adawiyah Mosque overnight to Saturday.

Another 1,000 people were wounded in the violence, medics said, warning that they could not cope with all the casualties.

Gehad El-Haddad, the Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, said the shooting started shortly before pre-dawn morning prayers on the fringes of a round-the-clock vigil being staged by backers of Morsi, who was toppled by the army more than three weeks ago.

„They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill,“ Haddad said, adding that the death toll could rise.

In Alexandria, seven people were reported killed and hundreds injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi on Friday.

Supporters and opponents of Morsi staged mass rival rallies across the country, bringing hundreds of thousands into the streets and laying bare deep divisions within the Arab world’s most populous country.

Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had called for a mass show of support on Friday for a crackdown on „terrorism“.

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Morsi protesters obliged and gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and around the Itihadiya presidential palace.

Well over 200 people have died in violence since the overthrow of Morsi, most of them Brotherhood supporters.

via Scores reported killed in Egypt clashes – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

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