'75 killed in police firing on pro-Morsi supporters'

Cairo, July 27: At least 75 supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi were killed today and hundreds injured when Egyptian security forces opened fire on protesters demanding his reinstatement here, according to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Brotherhood officials said the security forces started firing shortly before pre-dawn prayers on protesters staging a sit-in here in support of Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president who was toppled by the military on July 3.
The Islamist group, which 61-year-old Morsi formerly headed, insisted that 75 of its supporters were killed and the figures are expected to rise as hundreds more were injured.
However, the Heath Ministry published a conflicting death toll, putting the figure at 19.
Nine people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in clashes in Egypt's second biggest city Alexandria yesterday, while at least
10 others died in Cairo today, the ministry said. Hundreds were also wounded nationwide, including at least seven policemen, health ministry officials said.
Earlier, army chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi had asked people to come on street to give him a mandate to confront "violence and terrorism". Clashes also broke out in Upper Egypt's Luxor and Mahalah, located in the Delta governorate of Gharbiya.
In the Nile Delta city of Gharbiya, 10 people – including a police officer – were injured in clashes between loyalists and opponents of Morsi yesterday. Meanwhile, clashes were ongoing in Sinai between pro- Morsi militant groups and the forces. Dozens have been killed in the restive peninsula since the beginning of the month.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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