Gunfire as police drag Islamists from Cairo mosque
CAIRO (AFP) - The Egyptian police and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi holed up in a Cairo mosque exchanged heavy gunfire on Saturday afternoon, an AFP correspondent said.
After security forces had besieged the mosque since Friday night, the police managed at one point to get inside and drag some of the holdouts outside, where they were confronted by hostile crowds.
The police fired into the air to keep the mob at bay.
The correspondent said the police and troops began to storm the Fath mosque in the centre of the capital when they were fired on from the minaret.