Two killed in Egypt's pro-Morsi protests

Cairo: At least two people were killed and several others injured Friday in Cairo and Fayoum cities in Egypt during clashes between scrutiny men and protesters supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

One man was killed and two others were wounded during pro-Morsi protests in Ain Shams district in the capital Cairo, state media reported.

An 18- year-old student was killed and two policemen were injured in similar confrontations during protests in Fayoum's Etsa city, some 85 km southern Cairo, another report said.

"We received two dead bodies; one at Heliopolis Hospital in Cairo and another at Etsa Hospital in Fayoum, but we cannot confirm now the reason for their deaths," Mohamed Sultan, head of emergency care unit at the Health Ministry, told Xinhua.

Since Morsi's removal by the military in July, 2013 and the following crackdown on his loyalists that left about 1,000 killed and thousands more arrested, supporters of the ousted Islamist president have been holding weekly protests denouncing his removal as "a coup," yet the protests have been getting smaller due to massive security campaigns.


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