Clashes erupting in Egypt start death toll counting

Friday 16 Aug 2013

As protests grow in several governorates between pro-Brotherhood protesters and security forces, deadly clashes ensue

Morsi's supporters gather in Alexandria (Photo: Al-Ahram)

As pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests grow in several governorates, clashes erupt with security forces including Ismailia, Tanta and Damietta.

Eight pro-Morsi protesters have been reported killed in clashes in Damietta, according to health sources..

Likewise, no less than two have died in Tanta. Security forces stated that Brotherhood protesters tried to storm the security directorate building.

Seven civilians and 20 others have been injured in Ismailia, according to a report by an Al-Ahram Arabic language news site journalist. According to AFP no less than four pro-Morsi protesters have died in clashes.

Protests are also being seen in Alexandria, Gharbiya, Ismailia, Suez, Sohag, Red Sea and Sohag governorates.

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