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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Egypt: '34 dead' in clashes erupt on Egypt war anniversary


 

At least 34 people have been killed in violence in Egypt as anti-coup protesters take to the streets on the 40th anniversary of an Egyptian attack on Israeli forces.

Egypt's Health Ministry confirmed the number of fatalities and also said that 209 people had been injured in the clashes.
The Interior Ministry announced as night fell that 300 anti-military rule protesters were arrested thoughout the day.
Police fired tear gas and shots into the air to disperse anti-coup crowds who were trying to make their way to Tahrir Square, where thousands of pro-military Egyptians were gathered to mark the anniversary of the assault on Israeli forces in the Sinai Peninsula during the 1973 war.
In Delga, south of Cairo, medical sources told Reuters news agency that police shot live rounds into a crowd of stone-throwing portesters, killing one man.

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