6 October 2013

Egypt: Official - 15 Killed, 83 Injured in Nationwide Clashes

Photo: Saeed Shahat/IRIN
Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi stand amid makeshift barriers as government security vehicles approach them (file photo).

At least 15 people were killed and 83 were wounded on Sunday in clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and their opponents, a health ministry official told satellite news channel ONTV in a phone interview.

Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi marched through Cairo on Sunday towards Tahrir Square to protest against his ouster and the interim government.

Meanwhile, pro-army supporters gathered in Tahrir Square to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the war with Israel in which the Egyptian authorities retrieved Sinai.

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