27 October 2013

Egypt: Hardliners Kill Policeman in Sohag - State Media

Extremist supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi attacked a police vehicle in the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag on Sunday, leaving a policeman dead and another wounded, said the state-owned news agency.

Unknown assailants fired gunshots at a moving police vechile that in Sohag's Tama district.

A wave violence broke out across Egypt following the mid-August crackdown on two protest camps in Cairo that were set by Islamists in support of Mursi.

The military ousted the country's first freely-elected president on July 3 after mass protests against his rule, which instigated more violent clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, which Mursi hails from, and their opponents.

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