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At least three killed in Cairo clashes

29 March 2014, 15:42

Cairo - At least three people were killed in clashes in Cairo on Friday amid protests by the Muslim Brotherhood days after hundreds of its supporters were sentenced to death, official sources said.

Newspaper Al Dustour said on its website one of its female journalists had died covering fighting which security sources said had involved Brotherhood supporters, security forces and residents.

Another website posted footage of a seemingly unconscious woman with a bloodstained face being carried down a street, identifying her as the journalist. The authenticity of the video could not be independently verified.

Security sources said birdshot had been fired during the clashes. A health ministry official, who declined to be named, said three people had been killed and at least one of those died from live ammunition.

State-run news agency MENA quoted an unnamed official as saying four citizens were killed in the clashes.

Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters took to the streets in scattered protests across Egypt on Friday, in some instances throwing missiles at police who fired tear gas.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July after mass protests, announced on Wednesday his resignation as army chief and his intention to run in presidential elections that he is widely expected to win.

Supporters of Morsi's Brotherhood, outlawed and branded a terrorist group by the army-backed authorities, see Sisi as the leader of a coup against a democratically elected president.

Since Morsi's overthrow the authorities have staged a crackdown on the Brotherhood, killing hundreds and arresting thousands, including most of its top leaders. The Brotherhood says it is committed to peaceful activism.

A court sentenced more than 500 Brotherhood supporters to death on Monday, triggering clashes between security forces and protesters in which at least one man was killed on Wednesday.

Egypt has seen three years of political turmoil since an uprising ended Hosni Mubarak's three decades of one-man rule.

- Reuters


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