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Five killed, more than 100 injured in clashes in Egypt's Alexandria

Fighting breaks out in downtown Alexandria between supporters of the military and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, leaving five dead and more than 100 injured

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Jul 2013
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Five were killed, including a 14-year-old boy, on Friday in clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, according to the head of the health ministry's emergency sector.

Ibrahim El-Roubi told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that the boy was stabbed with a bladed weapon in his stomach. Another man was shot in the head, he added.

Anas El-Kady, spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, claimed in a press statement earlier in the day that two of the slain were supporters of the ousted president.

At least 146 were injured in the clashes, according to state-owned news agency MENA. According to Amr Nasr, the head of the ambulance authority in Alexandria, most of the injuries were caused by birdshot and bladed weapons.

The clashes reportedly broke out in Mahatet Al-Raml district in Egypt’s second-largest city after pro-military protesters who were marching against “terrorism” passed near a demonstration by supporters of Morsi at Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque.

According to Ahram’s Arabic news website, security forces fired teargas in the vicinity of the clashes to disperse protesters.

At Sidi Gaber station, around four kilometres from downtown Alexandria, hundreds of protesters have gathered holding pictures of army chief and defence minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi , chanting “no to terrorism."

Rival mass rallies are taking place in a number of locations in Egypt on Friday.

Army chief El-Sisi on Wednesday called on Egyptians to protest in order to give the military a "mandate" to confront “violence and terrorism” triggered by Morsi's overthrow.

Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, meanwhile, had called for demonstrations on Friday to demand the reinstatement of the Islamist president, ousted on 3 July by the military after mass protests against his rule.

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Mwada Mkulu
26-07-2013 11:34pm
It is unfortunate that Egypt is following in the footstep of Algeria when muslim party won the election and the army organize a coup.A flood of blood was spilled over and Algeria was never the same again.Military persons have never ruled peacefully. Therefore Egypt must prepare itself for worse to come.
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Salim Ali
26-07-2013 10:59pm
Army of thugs
An army that uses paid thugs to murder its own people is a criminal army. But, then, what should we expect from a political army that usurps power from a democratically- elected government?
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26-07-2013 06:07pm
15 injured in clashes in Egypt's Alexandria
There is no opponents of Morsi. They are the Mubarak cronies with military uniform. Alsisi will be stripped of his rank and sent to the west which he has served all his life.
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Dr. J Mo
27-07-2013 12:10am
Mubarak' s croonies are back in action
What now happening in Egypt shouldnt be surprising any wise man who must know the reason for all the outside forces fueling undemocratic dogma inside the constitions of the country for 30 yrs by keeping their troojan horse - Mubarak in power so not to any of us shock that it came for seeing this unprecedented, cynical, unjust, imparial and undemocratic whym of millitary to enforce a take over against by very basic defination of democratically elected government came into power, is just the drawing of the final curtain to bring back old days of their expensive comforts bought off for increased poverty amongst weekend nation. They purposely allowed the drum beating of revolution with the support of their masters to be seen as the friends of egyptian people which turned out to be the exact opposite leaving the whole country in prevailing distruction and chaos. People would have never allowed this to happen by any sacrifice to sustain what they had acheived " A Truely Sincere Democratic Le
Hasan Ibrahim
26-07-2013 11:00pm
I fully agree. Sissi is traitor.

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