At least 65 dead at pro-Mursi Cairo rallies
CAIRO (AFP) - At least 65 people were killed during clashes in Cairo on Saturday, Egypt's health ministry said, after violence erupted at a demonstration in support of ousted president Mohamed Mursi.
The ministry said nine others had died in violence in Egypt's second city Alexandria a day earlier, putting the toll in two days of unrest at 74.
The Cairo bloodshed was the worst since Mr Mursi's ouster in a military-led coup on July 3 and prompted domestic and international condemnation, as protesters accused security forces of using live ammunition.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose country contributes millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt, expressed Washington's "deep concern" about the "bloodshed and violence."