Death toll in Cairo shooting rises to 51: emergency services

CAIRO Mon Jul 8, 2013 10:20am EDT

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi displays spent ammunition after clashes with army in front of Republication Guard headquarters in Nasr City, in the suburb of Cairo July ,8 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi displays spent ammunition after clashes with army in front of Republication Guard headquarters in Nasr City, in the suburb of Cairo July ,8 2013.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - The death toll in violence at the Cairo headquarters of the Republican Guard on Monday rose to 51, the head of Egypt's emergency services said.

The number of wounded was 435, Mohamed Sultan said.

The military said "a terrorist group" had tried to storm the building. The Muslim Brotherhood said the army opened fire while some Islamist demonstrators were holding morning prayer outside the barracks were toppled President Mohamed Mursi was being held.

(Reporting By Shadia Nasralla)

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