28 December 2013

Egypt in Turmoil After Muslim Brotherhood Declared Terrorist Organisation

At least three people have been killed in Egypt as Islamist demonstrators clashed with police across the country.

An 18-year-old man was shot dead in the city of Damietta in the Nile Delta with two more killed in Cairo and the Muslim Brotherhood stronghold of Minya, south of the capital.

The clashes arose after the first Friday prayers since the army-backed government declared the group a terrorist organisation.

The Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization after 16 people were killed in a suicide attack on a police station on Tuesday. The group condemned the attack.

The Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies have called for protests in response to the government decision.

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