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42 killed, 322 injured in fresh Egypt clashes

42 killed, 322 injured  in fresh Egypt clashes
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Showdown between Mursi supporters, Army Cairo (PTI): At least 42 people were killed in a violent clash between supporters of Egypt's deposed...

Showdown between Mursi supporters, Army InterCairo (PTI): At least 42 people were killed in a violent clash between supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohammed Mursi and soldiers outside the Army headquarters here, escalating the standoff between the military-backed new interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood. "Clashes between the Egyptian Army and pro-Mursi protesters at the Republican Guard headquarters have left at least 42 dead and 322 injured," the health ministry said. The army arrested over 200 attackers, who were carrying guns, ammunition, and Molotov cocktails, according to the state-run MENA news agency. The clash took place outside the the Republican Guard headquarters, where 61-year-old toppled president is said to have been put "under guard". The Army, in a statement, said "an armed terrorist group tried to storm" the Republican Guard compound and soldiers retaliated by firing. The statement said one Army officer was killed and 40 soldiers were injured during the incident. However, the Muslim Brotherhood contradicted army's statement, saying military opened fired on its supporters, killing several pro-Morsi protesters.
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