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Egypt struggles to return to normality

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 01:11

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Aug. 19 - Thirty-six pro-Mursi supporters die in disputed circumstances during detention as militants launch attacks in Sinai, killing security force members. Sunita Rappai reports.

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WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES These are the bodies of Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai. Twenty-four policemen were killed in the peninsula on Monday by suspected Islamic militants. Three more were wounded. Attacks on security forces in Sinai have multiplied since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi on July 3. In this prison, 36 Islamists died in government custody on Sunday. Egypt's Interior Ministry said the 36 detainees has been suffocated by teargas during an attempted prison breakout. The Muslim Brotherhood described the incident as 'murder'. The city itself was struggling to get back to normal on Monday morning with many residents trying to get to work. Traffic once again choked Cairo's roads and bridges but many junctions remain closed off by the military. The government has declared curfew for a month which starts at 7pm and ends at 6am. At least 850 people have died since last Wednesday in clashes between followers of Mursi and the army-backed government. It was, by far, the worst bloodletting in Egypt's modern history.

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Egypt struggles to return to normality

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 01:11