Cairo - Clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted
president Mohammed Morsi in and around Cairo overnight left at least six people
dead, medics said.
In the latest incident, state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper
reported on its website that two men were shot dead when assailants attacked a
sit-in by the deposed Islamist's loyalists near Cairo University early Tuesday.
A hospital official confirmed that two bodies were received
early on Tuesday morning.
The morning violence came after Morsi's supporters battled
his opponents with stones and birdshot near Cairo's Tahrir Square the previous
evening, leaving one person dead.
Another three people died Monday night in violence in
Qalyub, north of Cairo, one of them hit by a train as he tried to escape the
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood said a loyalist was killed in
northern Cairo, when police clashed with pro-Morsi protesters. The death could
immediately be verified.
The latest bloodshed came as Morsi's family said they
planned to sue the military for having "kidnapped" the elected
president, who has been in custody since a 3 July coup.
His Islamist supporters have vowed to continue protests
until he is reinstated.
Although mostly peaceful, the pro-Morsi protests have
resulted in deadly clashes, with the unrest claiming more than 100 lives in
all, according to an AFP tally.
In the bloodiest single incident, at least 53 people died,
mostly Morsi supporters, during clashes with soldiers outside the elite
military barracks where they believed Morsi was being held.