Seven killed, over 250 wounded in Cairo clashes overnight

CAIRO Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:01am EDT

1 of 3. A female supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi holds up an empty cartridge as she walks with other protesters during clashes with riot police on the 6th October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo July 15, 2013.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and 261 wounded in Cairo when supporters of Mohamed Mursi clashed with the deposed president's opponents and security forces overnight, the head of Egypt's emergency services said on Tuesday.

Mohamed Sultan told Reuters two people had been killed at a bridge in central Cairo and five more in the capital's Giza district.

(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; Writing by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Alison Williams)

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