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Authorities say death toll from violence during Islamist protests in Egypt rises to 5 killed

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    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stand behind smoke from burning debris set fire during clashes with security forces on a street in the Matariya neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Islamist supporters held protests again a day after Thursday's anniversary of the dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in which hundreds of demonstrators were killed. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abdel Fattah, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Boys walk by burning debris left on a street after clashes between Egypt's security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in the Matariya neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Islamist supporters held protests again a day after Thursday's anniversary of the dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in which hundreds of demonstrators were killed. (AP Photo/Khaled Kamel) (The Associated Press)

An Egyptian health official says the death toll from violence during protests by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president has risen to five people killed during clashes on the anniversary of the dispersal of two Cairo sit-ins.

Emergency services chief Mohammed Sultan said Saturday the five were killed in the capital a day earlier. He said the violence left 34 people wounded.

This raises the death toll from two days of clashes during small, scattered protests to nine people. The demonstrations come on the one-year anniversary of the Aug.14 break-up of two protest camps by supporters of toppled President Mohammed Morsi, killing hundreds.

Morsi supporters have been demonstrating since his ouster last summer. Their numbers, however, have sharply decreased amid a security crackdown that left tens of thousands detained.