Cairo - Three people were killed and 28 wounded on Friday
in Egypt as Islamist protesters clashed with security forces and civilian
opponents, the health ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a security official told AFP 17 policemen were
wounded in the capital Cairo, and that protesters torched three police cars.
Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi have been
near-daily protests to demand the reinstatement of the Islamist leader since he
was toppled by the military in July.
The interior ministry said 60 Morsi supporters were also
arrested nationwide on Friday
Friday's violence erupted in Cairo and in other parts of
Egypt, including second city Alexandria and in the Sinai city of Al-Arish where
police fired tear gas at Islamist protesters, state media said.
In Cairo three people were killed and 23 others wounded
in the fighting, the health ministry said.
Two people were wounded in Fayoum, southwest of the
capital, two others in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya and one in the
Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
A security crackdown on Morsi supporters since his
overthrow has left more than 1 400 killed, and thousands others in jail.
Egypt's military-installed authorities listed the Muslim
Brotherhood movement, from which Morsi hails, as a terrorist group following a
suicide bombing that killed 15 people in a police station in December.
The group condemned the bombing and has denied
involvement in any of the violence rocking Egypt since Morsi's ouster.