3 January 2014

Egypt: Death Toll in Friday's Clashes Rises to Four

Photo: Serene Assir/IRIN
Muslim Brotherhood supporters demonstrate outside a polling station in Alexandria (file photo).

Four people were killed on Friday in several Egyptian cities when violence flared up between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces.

In Alexandria, the death toll rose to two after a man died of a gunshot wound in hospital, medical sources said.

A woman was also killed earlier in Alexandria after she was shot during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Sidi Beshr.

Police forces arrested 30 Brotherhood supporters in today's protests, said Nasser al-Abd, head of police investigations in Alexandria.

Two people were killed in clashes in Fayoum and Ismailia, the health ministry reported earlier.

The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called for demonstrating on Friday to voice support for ousted Brotherhood President Mohamed Mursi prior to his trial on 8 January.

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