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Protest in Cairo
Photo: EPA

Morsi supporter killed in Cairo protest march

Muslim Brotherhood says police in civilian clothes opened fire on protest march; at least one killed. Earlier, bomb exploded at police station in Mansoura, wounding 12 people

At least one supporter of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi was killed on Wednesday in Cairo during a protest march, a security source and the Muslim Brotherhood said.


The Muslim Brotherhood said on its website that police in civilian clothes had opened fire using live ammunition early on Wednesday on marching Morsi supporters, killing two and injuring others.

A security source confirmed one Morsi supporter was killed.


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Earlier on Wednesday, a bomb exploded at a police station in a province north of Cairo, wounding 12 people, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

העימותים בקהיר רק הולכים ומסלימים (צילום: AP)

Unabated violence (Photo: AP)


Unknown assailants threw the bomb from a passing car in Mansoura, the capital of Dakhalia province, two security sources told Reuters. The security sources said five police officers were hurt; the ministry said 12 people were injured.


The explosion occurred after a day of clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, killed nine people in Cairo.


The Muslim Brotherhood accuses the army of orchestrating a coup that has exposed deep political divisions in the Arab world's most populous and influential nation.



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