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2 killed in clashes in southern Egypt

English.news.cn   2014-01-25 21:20:52            

CAIRO, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed on Saturday during clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and the security forces in Upper Egypt's Menia governorate, the state TV reported.

Amid tight security measures, thousands of Egyptians took to streets across the country on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of January 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

Meanwhile, the police fired tear gas and birdshots to disperse several pro-Morsi marches led by the Muslim Brotherhood, currently banned by the interim government as a "terrorist organization." Several Brotherhood supporters were injured and others were arrested.

Early on Saturday, an explosion took place outside a police institute in Cairo's Ain Shams district with no casualties reported.

On Friday, a string of explosions rocked Cairo killing six people and wounding about 100 others, while nearly 15 people were killed in clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters nationwide.

Editor: Yang Yi
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