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Egypt: Security forces become butcher again.

Published:2013-10-07 19:26:47    

International: At least 53 people were killed in clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police in Egypt, as thousands of the military's supporters marked the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

Loyalists of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, overthrown in a July military coup, tried to converge on Cairo's Tahrir Square for the anniversary celebrations on Sunday, when police confronted them.

At least 46 people were killed in Cairo and at least five others south of the capital, while another 268 people were wounded across Egypt, a spokesman of the Health Ministry said.

Hundreds arrested

Sunday's death toll was the highest in clashes between Brotherhood supporters and police since several days of violence starting on August 14 killed more than 1,000 people.

An Interior Ministry statement said police arrested 423 protesters in Cairo, accusing them of vandalism and "firing live rounds and birdshot".

On the other hand at least eight army persons had been killed by two separate attack in cairo and al-tour.

 

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