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Dozens dead in Egypt clashes

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 - 01:34

July 27 - Egypt denies using live ammunition in clashes where dozens of Mursi supporters were killed.Andrew Raven reports.

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The body of an Egyptian protester is carried out of a makeshift Cairo hospital. He was among the dozens gunned down during early morning clashes with security forces in the Egyptian capital. Outside the hospital, relatives waited to collect the bodies of loved ones. This man lost his nephew. "He was a child, 17-years old, a student who has memorised the entire Koran, a small child who came to ask for his freedom," he says. This man found out his brother had died when someone else picked up his phone. "He told me saw Ahmed had taken two bullets to his brain and he was killed," he says. Most of the dead were supporters of former president Mohamed Mursi, who was ousted earlier this month by the military. People here say security forces opened fire on the demonstrators during a peaceful protest in suburban Cairo, describing the scene as a slaughter. But at a news conference, Egypt's interior minister denied security forces used live ammunition and blamed the Brotherhood for exaggerating the death toll for political ends. More than 200 people have been killed in fighting since Mursi was deposed on July 3.

Dozens dead in Egypt clashes

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 - 01:34

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