1 dead, 54 wounded in fresh Egypt clashes

1 dead, 54 wounded in fresh Egypt clashes
Sat Aug 24, 2013 08:32:06

Fresh clashes in Egypt have left one dead and 54 others injured in the city of Tanta located in north of capital Cairo.

The Muslim Brotherhood's website reported that one man was killed in clashes between supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi and army forces in the city of Tanta in Egypt on Friday.

The Egyptian Interior Ministry confirmed the report that has been published on Muslim Brotherhood’s website.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Health Ministry reported that 54 people were wounded on Friday in clashes across the country.

Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialize on Friday as the movement reels from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of Martyrs" processions that were to have begun from 28 mosques in the capital after weekly prayers.

But midday prayers were canceled at some mosques and few major protests unfolded in Cairo, although witnesses said at least 1,000 people staged a march in the Mohandiseen district.

Brotherhood supporters also turned out in Alexandria, several Delta towns, the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, the north Sinai town of Rafah, and Assiut in the south, with minor skirmishes reported in some places.

More than 1,000 people, including over 100 soldiers and police, have been killed since Morsi's overthrow since July 3. Brotherhood supporters, however, say the toll is much higher.


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