Middle East

Seven killed, 261 wounded in Cairo clashes

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi block the Six October Bridge in the center of Cairo on July 16, 2013. Seven people were killed and 261 wounded in overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters of Morsi and security forces, health officials said on Tuesday.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi block the Six October Bridge in the center of Cairo on July 16, 2013. Seven people were killed and 261 wounded in overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters of Morsi and security forces, health officials said on Tuesday.  (AFP)

Seven people were killed and 261 wounded in overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces, health officials said on Tuesday.

Two people died in clashes around the central Ramses area near Tahrir Square, while another five were killed in Giza, emergency services chief Mohammed Sultan told AFP, adding that security force personnel were among the injured.

Health ministry official Khaled al-Khatib gave the same toll, cited by the official MENA news agency.

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