Two killed in Egypt clashes hours before campaign ends

Two killed in Egypt clashes hours before campaign ends
Fri May 23, 2014 22:36:49

Two people were killed in clashes between supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces Friday, the final day of campaigning for next week's presidential election, officials said.

One person was killed and 20 others were wounded in Cairo, the health ministry said.

It said another person was killed and three more were wounded as Morsi supporters and police clashed in Fayoum, a town southwest of the capital.

Morsi supporters also held brief protests in Cairo's Nasr City, near the famed pyramids, in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and in the central province of Minya, security officials said.

Police fired tear gas in some areas to disperse the protests, held after Muslim weekly prayers.

Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted Morsi last July, is expected to trounce his only rival, Hamdeen Sabbahi, in the presidential election on Monday and Tuesday.


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