2 January 2014

Egypt: Two Killed in Alexandria

Alexandria — Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and police in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria, the authorities said.

The Interior Ministry said the clashes happened during two marches organised by some 200 Brotherhood members in Alexandria.

The Interior Ministry accused the Muslim Brotherhood protesters of blocking a road, setting shops and a car on fire, and firing guns. "They (the Brotherhood protesters) blocked the road... set shops on fire, burned a citizen's car, fired guns and bird shot and clashed with and terrorised the people," the Ministry of Interior added in a statement.

However a statement by a pro-Morsi alliance blamed government forces for the deaths.

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