Egypt's Brotherhood tells supporters to back off

CAIRO (AFP) - A senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mr Ahmed Fahmy, on Friday urged the movement's supporters not to confront Egypt's army after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.

"The Egyptian army is a red line that must not be crossed," Mr Fahmy said in a statement published by state media, shortly after three people were gunned down during a protest by Mr Mursi's supporters outside the Republican Guard headquarters.