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Woman killed in clash between Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, security forces: Sources

Published on Apr 25, 2014 10:41 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - A supporter of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was killed on Friday in clashes with the security forces in Fayoum province, south of Cairo, medical sources said.

The woman, Ms Reda Dahish, died after being hit by birdshot in her stomach. Six other people were injured, the sources said.

A Reuters witness saw Brotherhood supporters throwing rocks and fireworks at security forces who fired tear gas and used birdshot against the protesters.

Egypt has faced a surge in violence after the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July following mass protests against him a year after he was elected.

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