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Egypt police shoot 23 Mursi supporters dead, Islamists say

Published on Jul 27, 2013 3:00 PM
 
Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi run from tear gas fired at them by police during clashes in Nasr city area, east of Cairo on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Egyptian police shot dead 23 supporters of Mr Mursi and wounded hundreds more in Cairo early on Saturday, a Muslim Brotherhood leader told AFP. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian police shot dead 23 supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Mursi and wounded hundreds more in Cairo early on Saturday, a Muslim Brotherhood leader told AFP.

The Brotherhood's Murad Mohammed Ali said police had fired live rounds at the Islamist demonstrators but the state MENA news agency cited a security official it did not identify as denying any live fire by police.

Mr Mohammed Ali said more than 600 people had been wounded.

There was no immediate word from the emergency services or the health ministry.

 
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