4 January 2014

Egypt: 13 Killed in Egypt

Cairo — At least 13 people died and more than 40 injured in clashes on Friday across Egypt as police dispersed thousands of protesters seeking reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the Health Ministry said.

The Muslim Brotherhood-led National Coalition to Support Legitimacy organised protests all over Cairo, Alexandria, Fayoum and Ismailia on Friday.

The Health Ministry said three protesters were killed in different districts in Cairo. A security source said they died from bullet wounds, though it was unclear if the police or armed civilians had shot them.

A male protester and a woman were shot dead in the coastal city of Alexandria, medical and security sources added.

In Fayoum, three protesters, including a student, died from bullet wounds to the chest and head.

In addition, authorities arrested 122 Brotherhood members for possession of weapons, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

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