CAIRO - A member of Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood was shot dead in an attack on the group's office in the Nile Delta town of Zakazik on Thursday, a day before the start of a wave of opposition protests.

The news was carried by the official website of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, which blamed an opposition youth group and people loyal to ousted president Hosni Mubarak for the attack.

Two people died on Wednesday in street clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood in the city of Mansoura.

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