Death toll from Egypt protests climbs to seven

By REUTERS
July 27, 2013 05:47

At least seven people were killed and hundreds wounded in scattered violence across Egypt during mass rallies for and against the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who was placed under investigation for murder.

With hundreds of thousands taking to the streets on Friday, the new bloodshed deepened the turmoil convulsing the Arab world's most populous country, and could trigger a decisive move by the military against Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's army-installed interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, said month-old Cairo vigils by supporters of the deposed leader would be "brought to an end, soon and in a legal manner," state-run al Ahram news website reported.


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