28 December 2013

Egypt: Official - Five Killed, 56 Injured in Friday Clashes Across Egypt

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Aswat Masriya) Five people were killed and 56 were injured in confrontations across the country between pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters and security forces on Friday, Egypt's Health Ministry said.

An official told the state news agency that the causalities were from Cairo, Minya, Damietta and Aswan while the injuries included Giza, Ismailia, Fayoum and Suez.

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy and Oppose the Coup, which was formed to support the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Mursi, had called for demonstrations against the government's decision to declare the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

The interior ministry said it arrested over 200 people in Friday's confrontations.

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