Six dead as Egypt police clash with protesters: Ministry

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Six dead as Egypt police clash with protesters: Ministry
Six dead as Egypt police clash with protesters: Ministry

Cairo - Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi had held small marches after the morning prayers for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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Published: Fri 17 Jul 2015, 1:11 PM

Last updated: Fri 17 Jul 2015, 7:55 PM

At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes between protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo, the health ministry said. 
Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi had held small marches after the morning prayers for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. 
Police officials said the protesters attacked security forces stationed in Cairo's Talbiya district near the Giza pyramids. 
The health ministry did not give a breakdown of those killed. 
Pro-Mursi protests have dwindled since his ouster by the military in 2013, which led to a massive crackdown that killed at least 1,400 people in street violence. 
Hardcore supporters continue to hold small protests that are often confined to one or two Cairo neighbourhoods. 
Demonstrations have largely given way to militant attacks, often small bombings and attacks on infrastructure such as electricity towers. 
In the Sinai Peninsula, extremists affiliated to Daesh have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in an insurgency since Mursi's overthrow. 
Mursi's Brotherhood has been blacklisted and thousands of its sympathisers have been jailed. 
Hundreds, including Mursi, have been sentenced to death. Most have appealed the verdicts and won retrials.



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