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Deadly clashes in Cairo between police and Morsi supporters
At least 28 people have been killed today and dozens injured in clashes between police and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the health ministry reports.
Updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes in Cairo on October 6, 2013. (Reuters /Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Deadly clashes in Cairo between police and Morsi supporters

At least 28 people have been killed today and dozens injured in clashes between police and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the health ministry reports.

Updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes in Cairo on October 6, 2013. (Reuters /Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Bloody scenes in Cairo as security forces clear pro-Morsi camps

NBC News: Security forces began to clear two sit-in camps for supporters of the Egypt’s ousted president on Wednesday, sparking large-scale violent clashes that killed at least 15 people.

Bodies, some of them badly burned, were recovered as tear gas and gunfire engulfed protest camps at Rabaa and Nahda in the Egyptian capital.

A Reuters reporter said he saw about 20 protesters who had been shot in the legs by soldiers.

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Photo: Men carry away tear gas canister fired by police to disperse pro-Morsi protest camp (Khaled Desouki/AFP photo via twitter)

At least 24 people have been killed and more 200 injured in the centre of Cairo after a protest over an attack on a church erupted into the worst violence since the 18-day uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt in February.

Trouble began when a demonstration against the attack in southern Egypt was reportedly met by gunfire close to the state television building.

Fighting spread to Tahrir Square and surrounding streets. Hospitals where the wounded were being treated also came under attack.

State television announced that a curfew was being imposed on the city’s downtown area and Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the February uprising that overthrew the former president. The curfew would last from 2am to 7am (midnight to 5am GMT) on Monday.

Appealing for calm after more than 1,000 security force personnel were deployed, interim prime minister Essam Sharaf said: “What is taking place are not clashes between Muslims and Christians but attempts to provoke chaos and dissent.”

“The only beneficiary of these events and acts of violence are the enemies of the January revolution and the enemies of the Egyptian people, both Muslim and Christian”

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